Our Industry’s Esteemed Poultry Pioneers Mr. Ricky Thaper – The journey in the Poultry Industry.

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We welcome readers to our esteemed Poultry Pioneers Series, where we pay tribute to exceptional leaders who illuminate the path with their remarkable journeys.  Today, we proudly present Mr. Ricky Thaper, a visionary in the poultry industry who also holds the positions of Vice President-North Zone, ABIS Exports India Private Limited. IB Group, Honorary Vice President, North India Broilers Producers Association (NIBPA), and Honorary Treasurer, Poultry Federation of India.

Mr. Thaper’s journey in the industry began with his education at Government College, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  His thirst for knowledge and dedication to his craft led him to attend several specialized courses and programs around the world.

He has attended prestigious international events including the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, USA in 1989, the International Exposition for Food Processors in San Francisco, USA in 1996, and the XXI World’s Poultry Congress in Montreal, Canada in 2000.

Mr. Thaper’s commitment to professional development and knowledge exchange brought him to major poultry trade shows such as SPACE in Rennes, France, VIV EUROPE in Utrecht, and many more

Through the prestigious Cochran Fellowship Program, he honed his skills in poultry and aqua feed preparation at Texas A&M University in 2000. Additionally, he completed courses on extrusion processes at the Food Protein Research and Development Centre, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, in 2005, and on soybean processing at the National Soybean Research Centre, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008.

Mr. Thaper actively connects and collaborates with global poultry communities, promoting industry advancements. His dedication to animal care and enthusiasm for the poultry sector has earned him multiple awards at national and international events. Mr. Thaper has contributed several write-ups on the poultry sector which have been published in several national and international journals. He has also delivered several lectures on various global platforms. 

Currently, Mr. Thaper also provides inputs to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) team on future price movements of poultry meat and feed at regular intervals. Mr. Thaper credits his father, Dr. Ramesh Thaper, for guiding his career in the poultry industry after graduation. He is grateful for the support of his seniors, friends, and colleagues over his 37-year association with the sector. He particularly acknowledges Mr. Bahadur Ali, Managing Director of IB Group, as his friend, guide, and mentor for the valuable lessons learned in the past two decades

As we recognize Mr. Ricky Thaper in our Poultry Pioneers series, we celebrate his unwavering dedication, passion, and relentless pursuit of excellence. His story inspires many young professionals.