ALI HARRIS - Director-Marketing ANAND AGARWAL - General Manager-Finance & Taxation ARVINDER SINGH - Head of CP Operations ASHOK NAMBOODIRI - Head-Dairy Business GUNJAN SHAH - General Manager-Replenishment HARISH R NAVARATHNA - Head-Corporate IT MANOJ BALGI - Head-Procurement N. VENKATARAMAN - General Manager-Commercial RITESH RANA - General Manager-HR R K AGARWAL - General Manager-Projects VIVEK P RAIZADA - Head-Legal & Company Secretary
Varun was appointed Managing Director of Britannia Industries on 1st April 2014. He became the Executive Director on 11st November 2013. Varun joined Britannia in January 2013 and was designated as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1st February 2013. He will have directly reporting into him functions of Marketing, Sales and Product Development for Bread, Cake and Rusk.
Varun joined us from Pepsico. Varun comes with over 27 years of work experience with premier companies like Hindustan Unilever and Pepsico, both in India and overseas and a successful track record of leading start ups, turnarounds, joint ventures and growth businesses.
His most recent assignment was as CEO of Pepsico Foods for South Asia. Prior to that Varun was the CEO of the International Dairy and Juice business based in the Middle-East, CEO of Beverages and Foods in the Philippines, COO Pepsico, Vietnam and several sales operating roles in India. Before joining Pepsico in India in 1993, Varun worked with Jumbo Electronics in the UAE and Hindustan Unilever in marketing and sales roles in India.
Vinay Singh Kushwaha joined Britannia in August, 2010 and was appointed Vice President - Supply Chain effective 1st August.
In his current role, Vinay is responsible for manufacturing, projects and technology, planning & replenishment. Since 1st Feb, 2011 he has assumed the additional responsibility of Quality Assurance.
He completed a B. Tech degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi and joined Hindustan Lever in 1986 as a management trainee. In his career of 22 years with Hindustan Lever, he did a variety of technical and supply chain roles and in different businesses and rose rapidly to the position of a Vice President.. He worked in the North African business of Unilever as a Supply Chain Director for 3 years and as a Regional Vice president for Skin care category for Asia. He was part of the Unilever's Singapore based Supply Chain Leadership team for Asia.
Vinay joins us from Dabur India where he was Executive Director-Operations responsible for India and global operations of the Company.
Vinod Menon took over as Chief Financial Officer effective 1st February 2013. He will have Finance, Legal, Secretarial and Procurement reporting to him.
Vinod was designated the Vice President-Office of Strategy Deployment & New Business Development in April 2012, before which he was the Head-Dairy Business.
He started his career with Hotel Leela Venture in the Treasury function, before joining their auditors Picardo and Associates as a Partner.
He joined Britannia in 1993 and over the last 19 years has handled several roles in Finance, Commercial and Accounts, both in the Corporate Office and region. He was also the Process Owner of the Finance function in Company-wide SAP implementation task and has led work in both Internal Audit, and in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Joined in August 2010 as the CEO for SFIC based in Dubai. Started heading the entire International business for Britannia as CEO with effective from December 2011.
Engineer in Mechanical Engineering from Walcand College of Engineering in 1989 post which worked for Tata Motors for 3 years. Did MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1994. Worked with Marico and Heinz India in India in sales, marketing roles till 2003.
Having P&L responsibility for last 10 years based in Dubai for businesses of Marico, Samsonite and SFIC. Before joining Britannia was with Samsonite as VP for ME & Africa business.
Hemant Rupani joined us on 19th May as Vice President - Sales.
Hemant is an MBA in Marketing from FMS Delhi. Prior to that, he has completed B.E. Mechanical from REC, Jaipur.
He joins us from Vodafone India Ltd., where he was the Vice President - Distribution. He had a 4 years' stint with Vodafone where he did a mix of field and corporate office roles.
Hemant's career spans across sectors including FMCG, Consulting, Telecom. Prior to Vodafone, he was working with Pepsico across a spectrum of roles starting from Sales to Franchise Management, Field Marketing, Unit Operations, Planning, Distribution, & Trade Marketing.
Manjunath Desai joined Britannia in January of 2008 as Head of Marketing services. He was designated Vice-President Strategy and Business Development in May 2014. In addition to this he works closely with Varun Berry to drive initiatives and programs across the organization.
Manjunath has over 19 years of experience in the areas of consumer insights, media and marketing in India and overseas.
Sudhir Nema joined as Vice President - R&D & Quality effective 1st August 2014. In this role, he will be responsible to drive Innovation agenda and Quality Assurance for Britannia.
Sudhir is M.Sc. in Foods Technology from CFTRI, Mysore and Agriculture graduate from J.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur.
He joined Hindustan Lever Research Center after his studies and worked there for 8 years in beverages R&D. Subsequently, he joined Pepsi Co India R&D and worked on various food categories for 11 years and his last role was as Director (R&D) Foods.
Sudhir joins us from Pepsico Asia Pacific, Bangkok, where he was Director - Operational Excellence & Capability building (R&D).