Gautam joined Pidilite in March 2020 as the President of the Maintenance and Repair Division which has brands like Fevikwik, M-Seal, WD-40 in its portfolio.
He joins us from Beiersdorf AG where he was the Regional Head and VP of Healthcare for Beiersdorf AG, Asia Pac. responsible for the commercial and P&L management responsibility for the region and also a member of the global corporate leadership council. Gautam has over 22 years of diverse cross functional commercial leadership experience in global matrix organizations like Beiersdorf, Johnson & Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser across Singapore, UK and India offices with experience of driving product and commercial innovations, white space entry, portfolio management, M&As/strategic alliances and transformational change while setting up of new business functions and market turnarounds across Europe & Asia Pac.
Gautam has a degree in Economics Honours from Delhi University and has an MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and a mini Digital MBA program from Rutgers University. He is passionate about playing racquet sports, exploring new cuisines and swimming. Gautam in an inclusive and adaptable leader who aspires to build strong teams, strengthen entrepreneurial mind-set and encourage diversity.
Gautam’s inspirational quotes reflect his leadership style of ‘authenticity and teamwork’: “Be yourself, everyone else is taken”, “Talent wins games, but teamwork, an attitude to learn and a relentless effort wins championships”.