Mr. Madhukar B. Parekh’s journey with Pidilite commenced in 1972, after his stint with Abbot Laboratories in the U.S., which he joined immediately after completing his Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin. A scholar by nature, Mr. Parekh was ranked number 4 in the IIT entrance test, but chose to study chemical technology instead as he wanted to carve a niche in the chemical business. He is a Gold medallist alumnus of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), formerly the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), a premier chemical technology research institute in India.
Mr. Parekh’s four decade long journey has converted an ‘unexciting’ product into one of the country’s top brands - Fevicol. Other key brands ‘Fevikwik’, ‘Dr. Fixit’ and ‘M-seal’ are market leaders with high shares in their respective segments. He not only steered the company to become the market leader in the adhesives and sealants segment in India, but has also taken the legacy overseas, towards making Pidilite a true Indian MNC. Under his guidance, Pidilite has acquired several companies to enter international markets and enhance its product portfolio and market presence.
Continuing the focus on product and brand innovation, under his leadership, Pidilite has clearly differentiated itself from competition in this otherwise generic market. Quick to identify new opportunities, the company heavily invested in the R&D centre at Kondivita, Mumbai and also set up a step-down subsidiary, Pidilite Innovation Centre in Singapore.
Mr. Parekh vision to take Pidilite to the next level and build an organization not just for today, but for centuries to come in a people friendly, global atmosphere has attracted top class talent. Pidilite’s workforce today is a happy balance of experienced professionals and young talent, which adds impetus to the company’s growth. The opportunity to work with unique brands attracts a diverse pool of talent who are interested to work across B2B and B2C market segments.
M.B. Parekh is a recipient of EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014 in Consumer Products category. Under his guidance the company has won many prestigious awards like the ‘Most Promising Company of the Year’ at the CNBC-TV18, 11th India Business Leader Awards (IBLA). Indian Chemical Council conferred him with ICC Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2017.
Mr. Parekh also takes personal interest in the company’s social endeavours in the areas of rural development, education and health, amongst others.
Whole - Time Director
Whole - Time Director
Whole - Time Director
Bharat’s association with Pidilite began as an Independent Director of the company in 2008.
His career has witnessed many achievements during his tenure at leading Indian and Global companies. In his last assignment, he was President - Global Chocolate, Gum and Candy Categories at Mondelez International, Zurich with worldwide responsibilities for the growth of these categories.
Bharat started his career with Asian Paints in 1982 and rose to the position of General Manager - Sales & Marketing. He then moved to Cadbury in 1998 as Director of Sales and Marketing for Cadbury India. In 2002, he was appointed Managing Director South Asia, after which he moved to Singapore in 2006 where he was responsible for Strategy, Marketing and Sales for the Asia Pacific region. From then onwards, a series of senior leadership positions at the country, region and global level shaped his career.
Bharat has completed his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Whole Time Director
Mr Apurva Parekh is a Chemical Engineer from University of Wiscosin at Madison and has been working in Pidilite Industries Limited since 1995. He leads several businesses and functions in the Company.
Apurva is a sports enthusiast and likes to play cricket and tennis in his free time.
Chief Operating Officer, Emerging India
Salil has been with Pidilite since July 2012. In the first 3 years, he developed the Rurban business by tripling the distribution reach, stabilizing marketing modules and building a capable team. He, then, moved to the Fevicol Division as a President Sales and Marketing and led successful campaigns for market share gain, strengthened the trade and user loyalty programmes and was instrumental in improving the innovation pipeline.
Today, Salil heads the Emerging India Division, where he is responsible for driving growth across all Pidilite Consumer and Bazaar businesses in the small towns below 2 lakh population and the Rural Markets.
He has a strong focus to enhance his team’s capability and that has helped him to lead businesses at Pidilite and to accelerate new segments.
Prior to Pidilite, Salil worked for 10 years at Asian Paints where he worked in multiple roles focusing on Sales, IT, Marketing and Services.
Salil’s stints in Nokia’s Start-up in mobile payments space and Future Group’s Home Retail also sharpened his entrepreneurial skills and widened his exposure across consumer products and services.
One of Salil’s proudest achievement was to be awarded India's Hottest Business Leaders 2013-14 - India's ‘Top 40 under 40’ by The Economic Times.
Salil is a graduate of B. Tech (Mechanical) from Banaras Hindu University and holds a MMS from Mumbai University. His passions include photography and running.
Salil’s inspirational quote: If you want to build a ship, then don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders, and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea.
President – International Business
Yogesh is a business leader with creativity and passion and over 19 years+ of extensive FMCG commercial experience across Global and Indian Multinationals such as Kraftfoods, Mondelez International, Colgate and Pidilite.
Yogesh’s experience spans across diverse prominent positions in General Management, Marketing - Brand Management, New Age Media Digital/Social, Business Strategy, Sales, New market white space entry.
Yogesh’s track record of delivering results with operational excellence through empowered teams is consistent. He can easily adapt to change with high levels of agility. His vision is to always be an authentic leader who can inspire teams to bring out their best.
Yogesh has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Anna University Chennai and has an MBA in Marketing from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. His interests include traveling and reading up on cultures, watching movies and watching and playing Tennis.
Yogesh’s inspirational quote: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.
Chief Executive Officer, Construction Chemicals
Chief Human Resource Officer
Rahul is a Business Leader with over 22 years of experience in FMCG and BFSI in Sales & Marketing. He currently heads the Human Resource Function at Pidilite.
Rahul joined Pidilite in 2010 as the President– Sales and Marketing for the Art & Stationery Business. He has been instrumental in driving the business growth, helping the business achieve a threefold growth from 2010 to early 2017. He has been involved with establishing Pidilite’s flagship offering in handicraft segment– Fevicryl Fabric Glue in India and neighbouring SAARC markets. Under his leadership, Pidilite’s eCommerce business in hobby retailing was conceptualized and executed.
Rahul moved as President - HR in July, 2017. This change of his stream is the way of engaging with his area of passion–‘people management’ and Pidilite’s way of having cross-functional movements at every level.
Prior to Pidilite, Rahul has spent six years in financial services, as Chief Marketing Officer for Birla Sun Life Insurance and Group Brand Head for Kotak Mahindra Bank. Rahul started his career in ITC Limited where he spent nine years across various roles and businesses.
Rahul is a Post Graduate from IIM - Bangalore and B.Tech from IIT-ISMU. He loves spending time with his music, books and family.
Rahul’s Inspirational Quote: This too, shall pass away.
Chief Executive Officer – International Business
Prabhakar’s association with Pidilite has been since 2009 when he joined as CEO Fevicol Division and continued till 2014. He was responsible for growing the Fevicol business and implemented some of its core building blocks, namely: 1. Fevicol Champion Club Reward Program 2. Darpan and tablets for sales force automation 3. Launch of Heatx 4. The significant development and shaping of premium PWG brands like Marine and Speedex.
More recently, Prabhakar was the force behind the acquisition of the adhesives business and the formation of the company in Sri Lanka, as well as the formation of wood finish JV ICA Pidilite with ICA of Italy.
Prior to that, he was Chairman and Managing Director at Goodyear India. Before joining Goodyear, Prabhakar has worked with Madura Coats, Asian Paints and ICI Plc in India and overseas. At ICI Plc, he managed the paints business of the company in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand and led senior global functional roles in strategy and strategic procurement based in Europe.
He is working towards creating a strong foundation for Pidilite’s international business which will enable the company to leverage its unique capability in emerging markets.
Prabhakar's inspiring quote: Everyone is honest and wants to contribute. It is for us to leverage that capability.
Chief Marketing Officer
Vivek leads corporate brand marketing planning & implementation across businesses, marketing talent management, and continuous improvement in marketing processes like innovation and new product launch. He aims to make consumer and end-customer centricity the core of Pidilite and create a world class talent pool to take this forward.
An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Vivek has held senior leadership positions at Philips, MIRC Electronics, Ogilvy Advertising and Cadbury Kraft (now Mondelez). He brings with him a unique blend of business and brand development experience across FMCG, Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Durables encompassing B2C, B2B and B2G.
As VP Indian sub-continent at Philips India Ltd., he built ‘ONE PHILIPS’ and led the marketing, planning and implementation for the three Philip’s businesses viz. Consumer Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare.
As Vice President - Marketing, Sales and Service, MIRC Electronics Ltd. (ONIDA), he spearheaded the re-launch of the ONIDA brand across product categories.
At Ogilvy, he led the Hindustan Unilever (HUL) business nationally across functions and geographies.
Vivek holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and Bachelor of Technology from Indian School of Mines (now IIT, Dhanbad).
Despite his work schedule, he always finds time to indulge in his other passions - travel, music and the mountains.
Chief Operating Officer - Special Projects
If it is one thing that Manish cannot resist, it is a challenge - whether it was leaving the US and returning back to India almost 25 years ago, to begin his career at an IT company (at a time when the industry was in its infancy), or to move away from IT Services to set up, grow, and lead the BPO business at Datamatics and make it a successful IPO.
At Pidilite, Manish has been responsible for transforming the company from being professionally run by a family, to being run by a family of professionals. For this, he worked very closely with the Chairman and Promoter family members. In his 8+ years at Pidilite, Manish has also built the leadership team with individuals who have outstanding backgrounds in top Indian and global companies.
Manish has completed his M.S. Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech Graduate School, and M. Sc. Physics, Electronics from Mumbai University. He loves travelling to offbeat destinations and is currently passionately involved in building a house which has a 50+ year old design using building materials which are over 100 years old.
Manish’s inspirational quote: “Discipline achieves what ambition seeks”.
President - Corporate Affairs and Special Projects
With a total of 40 years work experience, Amol has spent 26 years at Pidililte. He strives to provide value-added services that support business success.
Amol is a strategic procurement expert who consistently and continuously delivers the most competitive solutions while providing outstanding customer service and process efficiency. He conducts business with the highest level of customer service, ethical standards, fairness, and transparency. He strives to make Pidilite a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.
Amol is a BSc. DMM from Bajaj Institute of Management and is passionate about swimming and reading.
President – Special Project
Atul is a dynamic visionary who aims to make Pidilite an R&D powerhouse.
Prior to Pidilite, Atul spent 23 years with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL). He was involved in various roles across Operations, R&D and Global Supply Chain in Home & Personal Care Division.
In 2007, Atul joined Cadbury’s as an Executive Director and 5 years later became R &D Director - India for Chocolates and Powder Beverages in Asia.
Atul holds a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Master of Management Studies (MMS) BITS, Pilani.
Atul’s inspirational quote: Seek and one shall find.
Chief Executive Officer, Construction Chemicals Retail
Nilesh brings a unique blend of sales, marketing and SBU management experience across FMCG and Consumer Durables industries and has handled portfolio of dominant, marginal and start up brands and businesses.
As Chief Executive Officer – Construction Chemicals Division, Nilesh’s current portfolio includes the water-proofing category creator (Dr. Fixit) and tiling solutions (Roff). Earlier in Pidilite he has operated in the capacity of Chief Customer Officer, President Sales and Marketing - Fevicol Division and President Sales and Marketing - Consumer Products Division.
An Industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Nilesh started his career with Asian Paints and has subsequently worked in different roles in MIRC Electronics (Onida) , Nutrela (Ruchi Soya) spanning across Sales, Marketing, Service and Business Head.
Nilesh is a Post Graduate in Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering from Pune University.
Hobby: Passionate about Photography
Vision: To co-create a World Class Indian Multinational
Favourite quote: Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.
President – Research & Development (USA)
Shree leads the R&D team to bring excellence through modern processes and systems, infrastructure improvements to world class standards, and builds significantly enhanced technical capabilities. He is responsible for building environments that foster creativity and timeliness while driving excellence in the cycle time of new product development to market.
Shree brings over 25 years of diverse experience in Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings used in industrial and consumer markets. He has worked for US-based companies such as DAP Inc. (a division of RPM International Inc.), BASF (Construction Prods), Morton International and Laporte PLC - UK and Agfa Gevaert India Ltd.
He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Adhesives and Sealants Council in the USA and served for 9 years, prior to which he chaired the Committee for Adhesives at American Concrete International (ACI). He was the US representative for the Global Committee on Sealants at ISO secretariat for 4 years.
Shree has completed his M.S. (Plastics Engineering) from University of Lowell, USA, his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Diploma in Systems Management from University of Bombay.
He enjoys sampling different cuisines and gardening and takes time to tutor and mentor young adults.
Shree’s Inspiring Quote: Once a new technology rolls over, if you are not a steamroller, then you are a part of the road.
President - Procurement
Pankaj is a post graduate in Management and has over 27 years of experience in the areas of Supply Chain, Retail Business and Information Technology.
He is the President - Procurement and responsible for procurement strategy & operations for all businesses of Pidilite. He is driven by the vision to be a leader who helps teams to achieve organizational goals by coaching them to achieve their potential.
Pankaj joined Pidilite as Chief information Officer in 2011. Pankaj has lead and managed various IT and Digital projects at Pidilite like SAP implementation, digital workplace implementation through office 365, upgrade and collocation of datacenter, upgradation of information security architecture and deployment of disaster recovery systems for business continuity and contributed to implementation of secondary sales software and sales force automation using tablets for sales teams.
Prior to joining Pidilite, he has done multiple roles of managing a Food & FMCG rural retail business, supply chain and leading the technology function.
Pankaj’s inspirational quote: We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Chief Executive Officer - Industrial Products Division
Rajesh’s vision for Pidilite is to ensure that the company attains a leadership position in the industries they serve.
Prior to Pidilite, he held the position of President South Asia and Managing Director for DyStar in India, in 2009.
For 14 years, he worked for BASF at several locations in Asia Pacific handling Regional Marketing, Innovation and Strategy functions for the Performance Chemicals Division. His last role was as Marketing Director of Performance Chemicals and Functional Polymer Divisions of BASF in Bangladesh.
He was also Chairman of the Board of Texanlab in India and is credited to be the Founder of the Advanced Academy for Development of Textile Technologists (AADTT) in co-operation with Alok Industries Limited and Consortium of Green Fashion (CGF) with Maharishi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune.
Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Science, in Chemistry, from Mumbai University and has a Technology Degree in Textile Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
President – R&D
Anubhav is an innovation specialist with 20 years of diverse research experience.
Prior joining to Pidilite, Anubhav was Global Technology Director-Corporate R&D (CRD) at Momentive Performance Materials where he defined CRD vision, strategy and metric for successful CRD organisation and developed an ecosystem for driving innovation.
He earned his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree from IIT Delhi in 1998 and 2002, respectively. After postdoctoral research in Polymers from Japan, Anubhav joined GE Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore in 2004 where he created strategic technology platforms, building high performance teams and cultivating innovation culture until 2012.
Anubhav owns about 45 global patents and authored more than 40+ research articles, reviews, highlights, book chapters in peer reviewed international journals and magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (FRSC) and on the Advisory Board of American Chemical Society’s flagship magazine Chemical & Engineering News (CE&N), and multidisciplinary journal ACS Omega and The Academy Trust of The Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore.
Interest: Anubhav loves exploring nature and a wildlife enthusiast.
Favourite quote: "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" – Peter Drucker
President – Sales & Marketing, Fevicol
Giridhar is a business leader with over 21 years of successful delivery across multiple functions (Marketing, Sales, Business strategy), geographies (India, South East Asia, Global) & teams (country, regional & global). He has been instrumental in stewarding global and local brands worth more than a Billion dollars, in key leadership roles.
Giridhar joined Pidilite in April 2018 as President – Sales & Marketing, Fevicol wherein he has been successfully driving the business agendas for Fevicol. His goal is to drive ‘Brand Love’ for Fevicol among consumers as well as the end-users and he has played a key role in driving Pidilite’s flagship offerings in the adhesive space – Fevicol Hi-Per & Fevicol HeatX, in addition to overseeing the Wood & Wall working & Furniture Centre categories.
Prior to Pidilite, Giridhar has spent 2 years in Leisure & Hospitality, as Chief Marketing Officer for Mahindra Holidays. He has spent 17 years in Foods, first with Cadbury (later Kraft, Mondelez) across various roles in India & Asia Pacific and then as Marketing Director for Danone, Malaysia. He started his career with ICI Paints.
Giridhar is a Post Graduate from XLRI – Jamshedpur and a Mechanical engineer from NIT – Suratkal.
He loves spending time with his music, books, sports and most importantly his Family.
Giridhar’s Inspirational Quote: Your time is limited…so don't waste it living someone else’s life. Always ‘Stay Hungry’ – Steve Jobs.
Chief Executive Officer – Special Projects
Chief Executive Officer – Consumer Products
Shantanu joined Pidilite in 2018 to lead the Consumer Products Business which includes the Arts, Stationery & Fabric Division and the Maintenance Division, comprising brands like Fevicol MR, Fevistik, Fevicryl, Fevikwik, M-Seal, Steelgrip.
In this role, Shantanu’s remit is to further expand the reach of Pidilite’s Consumer Division to new consumers with new products through intensive consumer insighting, and enhanced reach.
Prior to Pidilite, Shantanu worked for more than 15 years with Reckitt Benckiser (RB), of which half were spent at the Global Headquarters in the UK, and in Europe. At RB, Shantanu worked on Brands such as Harpic and Lysol before moving to the UK as Global Brand Marketing Manager, Dettol and Lysol. In his last assignment at RB, he was Marketing Director of the RB Business in Portugal.
Following that, Shantanu spent 10 years at HT Media, first heading Marketing for the flagship Hindustan Times brand, and then being the Business Head for HT Delhi. Thereafter, Shantanu moved as the Chief Digital Officer of the HT Media Group and led the newly created HT Digital Streams company as CEO to bring together all the Digital Content businesses across the HT Media Group.
A Post Graduate in Management from IIM-Calcutta and an Engineering Graduate from IIT–Kharagpur, Shantanu did an Advanced Management Program at the Saïd School of Business at Oxford University in 2007.
Shantanu’s passions are travel and photography and mentoring Digital Start-ups.
Shantanu’s inspirational Quote: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail… [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
Chief Information Officer
With Pidilite since Jan 2019, Mayur has over 22 years of experience across the consulting, IT, consumer goods and pharmaceutical domains. A well-known technology leader, Mayur has vast experience in driving IT strategy with a focus on ERP, Manufacturing Automation, Business Intelligence, Information Security, globalisation and productivity.
Prior to joining Pidilite, Mayur served as the global CIO of Lupin Limited for 9 years, where he initiated various global initiatives in the ERP, Analytics, Manufacturing Automation, IT Infrastructure and IT Security domains resulting in the globalization and modernization of the IT function. Under his IT leadership, Lupin became a pioneer in the adoption of cloud and IoT to gain sustainable competitive advantage. Before Lupin, Mayur had several years of cross-industry experience across various organisations including Eastman Kodak, SAP and Asian Paints.
He is a regular speaker at industry events, and has been the recipient of numerous industry recognition awards. He has also served on the Regional Advisory Boards of leading technology organizations such as Microsoft and Trend Micro.
One of Mayur's achievements was to be recognized as a Young Tech Achiever by Dataquest in 2012.
Mayur is a graduate of B.Tech (Mechanical) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and holds a MBA in Operations from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Mumbai. His passions include reading and music.
Mayur's inspirational quote: Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
President – Tile & Stone Solutions
Debashish joined Pidilite in Feb 2019. He is currently responsible for handling the ROFF Division that provides Tile & Stone Solutions.
Prior to joining Pidilite, Debashish worked with Procter & Gamble, Asian Paints, Claas and the Aditya Birla Group for two decades. He handled multiple roles in Sales, Marketing and P&L Leadership.
Debashish started his career in Sales and got a solid foundation in Sales & Marketing at Asian Paints and Procter & Gamble. Post his second MBA from the US, he joined the Aditya Birla Group as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla. His stints as Regional Manager, Asia Pacific at Claas and Head of UltraTech Building Solutions / Building Products Division at UltraTech helped provide an exposure to setting up a business, managing large teams and delivering a P&L plan. Debashish’s last assignment was as Head of Integration for the Jaypee and Binani businesses at UltraTech. He was responsible for the successful integration of these companies and running the P&L.
Among Debashish’s key achievements are getting the Best Student Award at the MBA Program in the US and the Exceptional Contributor Pride Award at the Aditya Birla Group.
Debashish is an Economics Graduate and holds two MBA degrees from India and USA.
He is passionate about Indian Classical Music, collecting antiques and traveling and dogs.
Debashish’s inspirational quote: "The art of leadership, as Max says, is "liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible." Thus, the leader is the "servant" of his followers in that he removes the obstacles that prevent them from doing their jobs." Max DePree, Leadership Is an Art.
Senior Vice President - Legal & Company Secretary
Puneet is a seasoned lawyer and a company secretary with close to 25 years of experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, organisational restructuring, corporate governance and risk management. He has keen interest in the competition law and environment protection laws.
As the General Counsel of Pidilite, he is responsible for providing proactive and strategic legal guidance to all the businesses of Pidilite, besides acting as a business partner and enabler for meeting organisational objectives, without compromising on business ethics and governance parameters.
Prior to joining Pidilite, Puneet was with Aditya Birla Group for over 11 years. He has worked in varied industries – from telecom to information technology and from financial services to manufacturing. During the course of his career he has handled many complex domestic and cross border transactions. He has made significant contributions in strengthening corporate governance and has won recognitions for the organisations he has worked for.
Puneet is a Fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Gold medallist in Law. He is passionate about travelling and often indulge himself in long drives to unexplored places.
Puneet’s inspirational quote: Every day comes with a new experience - you learn from it and leverage it in future. This is how you continuously grow and become successful.
Vice President - Strategy
Prashant joined Pidilite in Aug, 2019. He is responsible for driving key strategic initiatives across the organization.
Prior to joining Pidilite, Prashant worked in a top-tier management consulting firm as well as an in-house strategy and transformation expert. He has about 14 years of experience in driving growth and profitability across organizations, and helping them navigate complex transformation agendas.
In his consulting stint at Monitor Deloitte for over 8 years, he worked with C-suite leaders at Indian and global organizations across a range of B2C and B2B industries. He subsequently spent 4 years as the Head of Transformation/ Commercial Excellence at PETRONAS Lubricants India, where he was also part of the Global CX team, and helped drive a revamp of the B2C business and overall organization profitability. Before completing his MBA, Prashant also worked for a couple of years in the technology sector with Mastek and STMicroelectronics.
Prashant is a graduate of B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT Kanpur and holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore, where he graduated amongst the top ten in his class.
He is passionate about travelling, and also loves to spend time with nature on a trek or hike whenever he gets the opportunity.
Prashant’s inspirational quote: "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." – Sun Tzu
Director - Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Pradip joined Pidilite in November 2019 as Chief Financial Officer where he is responsible for partnering with the businesses to drive profitable growth ambition of Pidilite while ensuring predictable processes and governance.
Pradip has over 27 years of experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods & Paints industry as well as Information Technology services across developing and developed markets. Prior to joining Pidilite, he was CFO of Mindtree responsible for driving the finance strategy globally. In an earlier role, he was CFO and Executive Director with AkzoNobel’s India operations. Pradip has worked for over two decades with Unilever in multiple roles spanning various aspects of finance function in India and overseas.
Pradip is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant and was placed in the national merit list by both Institutes. In 2016, he was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as one of the most influential CFO’s in India. His passions include personal fitness, sports and music.
Pradip’s inspirational quote: "Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours"
President - Maintenance & Repair Division
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".