AVP Supply Chain, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd
Born in a Village called Muttige Hiriahally which is 10km away from Hassan completed the primary and Higher Secondary Education from Chikmagalur and Pre University at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, ‘Udupi. Mother Tongue is Kannada.
Working with ABRL heading the Karnataka Region for their Super Market Business till Nov 2016, currently heading the SCM Head PAN India taking care of HM and SM format, nearly 20 years’ experience in Operations and manufacturing sector. Graduated from University of Mysore, AIT ‘Chikmagalur, with Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Retail management from ISB Hyderabad.
Worked with H&R Johnson, ABB & PepsiCo taking care of plant operations before taking up with Aditya Birla Retail Limited. He is responsible for overall P&L of Karnataka.
In ABB he has setup the Cement Plants across India. The biggest one a 500cr project of Binani Cement and second Unit of Aditya Birla White cement at Jodhpur.
Joined PepsiCo in 1997 set up their state of art production Unit at Nelamangala, this was the first unit of PepsiCo started producing PET filling line in India. Managed the entire South operations before moving on to take an overseas appointment at Nigeria for setting up a Beverage Line for Sweden based Fruit drink and Virgin Drink.
Joined TSRL in 2005 commissioned State of Art Reprocessing Centre at Hyderabad and Distribution Centers across South India. Before taking over the role of Business Head Karnataka managed the launch of Kerala State first 11 stores.