Vinod kumar jain (Kala) is the eldest son of Late Madan Lalji Kala. He is the first generation IITian in his family to have graduated with a B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1970. After his graduation he started his career as a Management Trainee at Hindustan Lever Ltd., where he worked as Production Manager in various departments only to resign as Factory Manager of their Dalda processing Unit at Shyamnagar, west Bengal in 1980, to join the family business.
Today, he is the chairman of Safechem Industries, the manufacturers of “Safed” brand detergents and allied products, which is a household name especially in Eastern India. Besides he is the Chairman of Secure Print Solutions (P) Ltd., the largest producer of Mobile Pre-paid Scratch Cards in Asia.
Mr. Jain is connected with the various trade and industry Associations. He is the Committee Member of Economic Affairs, Finance & Taxation and MSME Sub Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry, Eastern Region and Chairman – Government Relations of the All India Federation of Master Printers, the apex body of more than 2 lacs printers in the country. He is the Vice President of the Detergent manufacturers Association of India and was the Founder President of the small scale detergents & soaps Manufacturers Association, Kolkata. The family also runs a school “Bhanwar Lal Kala Bal Mandir” in Sujangarh, Rajasthan, where around 800 children are being imparted quality education from Nursery to the 10th Standard.