ALI HARRIS - Director-Marketing ANAND AGARWAL - General Manager-Finance & Taxation ASHOK NAMBOODIRI - Head-Dairy Business GUNJAN SHAH - Head of International Business HARISH R NAVARATHNA - Head-Corporate IT INDRANIL GUPTA - Head-Contract Manufacturing MANOJ BALGI - Head-Procurement MUTHUKUMAR VEMBAN - General Manager-Own Manufacturing N. VENKATARAMAN - Director-Finance RAJESH ARORA - General Manager-Legal & Company Secretary RITESH RANA - General Manager-HR R K AGARWAL - General Manager-Projects SANJAY MUKHERJEE - Head of Replenishment SUDARSHAN K.C. - Head-Legal
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.
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).
Amlan Datta Majumdar joined us on March 12, 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.
Amlan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience. He joins us
from ABB India Ltd. where he has worked for last 19 years in a variety of senior
management roles, both in local and international businesses. He was the Chief
Financial Officer of ABB India Ltd. for the last 5 years, before joining Britannia, when
he has extensively dealt with all areas of finance & accounting as well as matters
relating to Board of Directors, stock exchanges, market analysts, investors and
media relations. Prior to ABB, he was working with Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)
for 7 years.