Am a seasoned Professional with 32 years of Leadership, General managerial and Operational experience across the Consumer, Telecoms, Restaurant, Agri-business & Rural retail sectors in renowned Institutions like Bharti, PepsiCo, ICI, Tatas & SREI. The last 18 years have been spent in CEO/senior leadership roles. Have worked with leading International and Indian brands ie Airtel, Pepsi, Del Monte, PizzaExpress, Dulux & Lakme with exposure to both the domestic and international markets.
Was responsible for the successful ramp up of large businesses in high growth sectors like Telecoms & Beverages while achieving strong market leadership and profitable growth. Successfully launched and established International brands like Del Monte and PizzaExpress in the Indian market. Have worked deeply and widely in rural India across various businesses ie Assisted e-commerce (Sahaj e-Village), Agri-exports (FieldFresh Foods) and Fertilizer sales (ICI Fertilizers). Demonstrated strong adaptability in successfully managing large businesses as well as smaller start-up operations and turnaround assignments.
Believe in a Professional-Entrepreneurial approach to business that encourages transparency, innovation & teamwork; have mentored several managers who have later been promoted to CEOs/COO. A hands-on leader who is a keen learner and loves new challenges; have always demonstrated a high level of integrity, performance orientation, passion & energy in all my assignment.