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.
Vice Chairman and 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.
Deputy Managing Director
Chief Business Officer - Emerging India
Chief Business Officer - International Operations
Chief Strategy and Business Development 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 Strategy and Business Development Officer - Pioneering Businesses
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 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.
Chief Business Officer - Construction Chemicals Retail and Roff
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 Business Officer - Industrial Products Division
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
Chief Business Officer – Fevicol Division
Chief Business Officer - Pigments and IP Manufacturing Operations
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.
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
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".
Chief Business Officer – Large User Business and Services
Himanshu joined Pidilite in July’20 as the Chief Business Officer for Large User Business and Services. He manages Dr. Fixit branded construction chemicals business for large users, Dr. CIPY range of advanced flooring and coating solutions and waterproofing service arm Nina-Percept.
With an experience of over 25 years in construction chemicals industry, Himanshu has managed businesses in scores of matured and emerging markets. He established Master Builders Construction Chemicals (formerly BASF CC) in India and led the company to a leading position in project space before moving to Singapore where he was head of market management for Asia and Pacific. Prior to joining Pidilite, Himashu worked with Normet International, Switzerland as the global head of Ground Control and Construction Chemicals division. Apart from business management he has also managed strategy, M&A and R&D functions.
Himanshu has a degree in civil engineering from National Institute of Technology (formerly GECT), Raipur. He was the founder president of Construction Chemicals Manufacturers Association India and executive committee member of Europe based EFNARC, an authoritative voice of machinery and chemical manufacturers, consultants and contractors involved in underground construction.
He is passionate about building teams that believe in succeeding by providing high quality solutions to its customers.