Leadership Team & Business Drivers

Leadership Team

  • Sushil K GoenkaPromoter Director

    Sushil K Goenka, Wholetime Director of Emami Ltd., is one of the pillars of the Group.  With rich industry experience, he drives production, factory operation, procurement and packaging among others. His leadership skills have led his team at all units across the country to achieve excellence in quality management, which have been recognised by winning various awards and accolades. Sushil K Goenka, who has also served as the Managing Director of Emami Ltd. earlier, is known for his benevolent nature and people skills, which make him the right candidate for man management and operations.

    Sushil K Goenka is not only an able administrator and businessman, he walks the talk of philanthropy. He plays a key role in the CSR activities of Emami Group and drives the same with zeal. He holds the position of the Secretary of various Trusts viz Aradhana Trust, Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust (Kolkata) and Vivekananda Hospital and Research Centre, Kolkata.

  • Mohan Goenka Promoter Director

    A Management Graduate from Cardiff University, UK, Mohan Goenka is the Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director of Emami Ltd.  Earlier as a Wholetime Director of the Company, Mohan has served the business dedicatedly for over two decades, spearheading multiple functions and growing the business successfully thereby gaining immense exposure to steer the organisation forward.

    As a key member of Emami Group's Strategic Think-Tank Committee, Mohan is one of the powers behind the organisation's growth.   He spearheads the Group's FMCG business with his expertise in strategy, marketing, finance, investor relations, sales, legal affairs and strong people skills.   He is the go-to man in the Company for all investor related businesses aided by his wisdom beyond his years and sharp financial acumen. 

    Mohan is best known for his disruptive innovation in the launch of Fair and Handsome in 2005, which made history as a category creator and became the #1 men's grooming brand in India.

    Along with shouldering key business responsibilities of the FMCG business, Mohan also heads the Real Estate business of the Group. Under his able guidance, the Group has the distinction of delivering some of the landmark projects including South City (commercial cum residential), Urbana, Orbit Heights and Emami City - all residential projects in Kolkata; Emami Nature in Jhansi and many more.

    Mohan holds the prestigious position of being the Honorary Consul of Poland in Kolkata and is the former Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council for FMCG.

  • Aditya V Agarwal Promoter Director

    Aditya V Agarwal is a second-generation entrepreneur, promoter and director of the Emami Group. He currently heads the Group's edible oil and bio-diesel business, which is India's second largest edible oil producer, manufacturing well-known edible oil brands viz. Healthy & Tasty and Best Choice. Aditya also heads the Group's paper & paperboard business – Emami Paper and AMRI Hospitals – Eastern India's largest chain of private hospitals.

    With a very keen sense of observation, and a frank yet humble personality, Aditya is a no-nonsense leader who has delivered time and again from a very young age. Being one of the eldest scions of the Emami family, Aditya has witnessed Emami's growth from its humble beginning to it being one of the leading FMCG companies in India today. Possessing an indomitable drive and passion as imbibed from the Founders of the Company, Aditya has the innate ability to grow a company from scratch to a business of profits. He is a “man who always sees life in a positive light and believes in confronting challenges head-on.”

    While very simple in lifestyle, modest in speech, Aditya has been a beacon of leadership in the world of business. He has served as the youngest President of the Merchants Chamber of Commerce and has spearheaded Indian Chamber of Commerce in 2016-17 as its President. In addition, he holds the position of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ethiopia in Kolkata.

    Under the leadership of Aditya and Manish, the Group's edible oil business has been awarded multiple times over the years at the prestigious GlobOil India Awards platform for delivering outstanding performance on various parameters in the edible oil industry. In 2018, both Aditya and Manish were felicitated as 'Times Visionary Leaders' by Times Men of the Year for their exemplary performance and contribution to the industry.

  • Manish Goenka Promoter Director

    Manish Goenka is one of the Second Generation Promoter Directors of the diversified business Emami Group of Companies. He is one of the key members of the strategic think-tank committee of the Group and is on the Board of Emami Paper Mills Limited.

    An MBA from Cardiff University, UK, Manish is involved in the edible oil and paper business of the Group. With his sharp business acumen and vision as well as the vast experience gained from the Group's FMCG business, Manish has spearheaded the edible oil arm of the Group for it to become one of the front-running edible oil companies in India within just 5 years of its inception.

    As a Director, Manish plays a key role in setting new benchmarks within the Group. These include quality standards, benchmarking services, ensuring customer satisfaction by employing top-of-the-line technology and its application.

    Manish Goenka is the Past President of Merchant Chamber of Commerce and has been an active member of the Bio-Diesel Committee of CII. He takes active interest in the different charitable activities of “Emami Foundation” and is a great believer in Corporate Social Responsibilities.

    Under the leadership of Aditya and Manish, the Group's edible oil business has been awarded multiple times over the years at the prestigious GlobOil India Awards platform for delivering outstanding performance on various parameters in the edible oil industry. In 2018, both Aditya and Manish were felicitated as 'Times Visionary Leaders' by Times Men of the Year for their exemplary performance and contribution to the industry.

  • Harsha V Agarwal Promoter Director

    Harsha V Agarwal, a born leader, is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Emami Ltd.  Earlier as a Wholetime Director of Emami Ltd., Harsha has served the business dedicatedly for over two decades, spearheading multiple functions and growing the business successfully thereby gaining immense exposure to steer the organisation forward.

    Harsha, with his extensive knowledge and experience in strategy, marketing & brand development, M&A, HR and IT, spearheads the Group's FMCG business. He also leads the digital transformation of the organization.

    A key member of the Strategic Think-Tank Committee of Emami Group, Harsha with his hallmark steady & focused leadership and steely resolve, passionately steers the organisation with a futuristic outlook, while continuing to strengthen its core values.

    Being very farsighted and strategic, Harsha orchestrated major Emami acquisitions like that of Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd in 2008, the business of Ayurvedic haircare brand Kesh King in 2015, popular German brand Creme 21 in 2019 and Dermicool in 2022. In recent times, as part of his long-term vision, Harsha identified investment opportunities in new age start-ups as strategic avenues for growth.

    Harsha was awarded as one of the India's Hottest Young Business Leaders in the prestigious "FORTY UNDER 40" list put together by The Economic Times & Spencer Stuart in 2016.    He is a member of Young Presidents' Organization and a member of the CII National Committee of FMCG Industry.  He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Priti A SurekaPromoter Director

    An AMP graduate alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Priti A Sureka is an exemplary woman corporate leader. With her strategic ingenuity, entrepreneurial initiatives and dynamic leadership, she has successfully established her place among the top women corporate leaders of the country. Priti, a key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team, is the Whole-Time Director of Emami Limited.

    Priti, in addition to heading R & D and Market Innovation & Market insights Divisions of the FMCG business also drives the skincare & haircare businesses of the Company. With her deep understanding of the evolving needs of consumers resulting in dynamic changes to product lines across the globe, she passionately guides research to "innovate with purpose" by anticipating future consumer needs and aspirations and developing and marketing new products to fulfil them. With her expertise in marketing and brand building and the mantra of "Do it now!", Priti leads her team of professionals from the front, continuously raising the bar to ensure sustained high growth rate. She ensures seamless cohesion between various functions of the FMCG business and takes special interest in studying the consumer landscape to charter the strategic growth of the Company in the right direction.

    She also mentors the Group's ballpoint-manufacturing business as the Chairperson of CRI Tips, the second largest tips manufacturing company in the world.

    Priti is a member of the FMCG sub–committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a corporate member of Merchant Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

    Priti, as a woman leader, passionately advocates the cause for woman empowerment and actively supports the Udayan Shalini project that provides education to underprivileged girls.

  • Prashant Goenka Promoter Director

    Prashant Goenka with his expertise in markets like Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Russia & CIS and SAARC heads the International Business of Emami Limited. His in-depth knowledge about the overseas markets coupled with strategic vision has helped Emami to establish itself as a leading ayurvedic and natural personal care manufacturer in the international arena. Being passionate and result oriented, Prashant spearheads a team of high performing professionals across geographies delivering sustained growth.

    A MBA in Finance & International Marketing from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, UK, Prashant is a member of various reputed industry chambers such as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] and Merchant Chamber of Commerce. Being a dynamic leader, Prashant is determined to grow the Emami brand as a household name across the globe.

Business Drivers

  • Mr. Naresh Bhansali
    CEO-Finance, Strategy and Business Development and CFO, Emami Ltd
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  • Mr. Vivek Chawla
    CEO & Wholetime Director, Emami Paper Mills Ltd.
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  • Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai
    Director & CEO, Emami Agrotech Ltd
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  • Mr. Rupak Barua
    Director & Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals
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  • Dr. Nitesh Kumar
    Managing Director & CEO, Emami Realty Limited
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Mr. Naresh Bhansali
CEO-Finance, Strategy and Business Development and CFO, Emami Ltd

Mr. Naresh Bhansali, CEO - Finance, Strategy and Business Development and CFO, Emami Limited is a FCA with more than 2 decades of rich experience in the field of Finance & Accounting. Mr. Bhansali has wide exposure in fields of Finance and Accounting, Taxation, Business Strategic Planning, Costing, Internal Control Procedures, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility and other allied matters. Academically, Mr. Bhansali was ranked 8th all over India in CA intermediate examination and was an All India Topper in Law.

Mr. Vivek Chawla
CEO & Wholetime Director, Emami Paper Mills Ltd.

Mr. Vivek Chawla, CEO of Emami Paper Mills Limited, is an industry veteran with around 40 years of years of rich experience in various industries, in particular Cement and Aluminium. In his different roles at various organizations he has led and nurtured large businesses when he served as President of Hirakud, Hindalco, The Chief Executive and Business Head - Eastern Region for ACC Limited and CEO of Emami Cement Limited.

An Engineering graduate from NIT Raipur with a Post graduate Diploma in Business Management, Mr Chawla has also completed the Senior Leadership Program from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland and the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

In his current role as the CEO of Emami Paper, Mr Vivek Chawla is expected to steer the company during these challenging times to give it a new direction while achieving the Organisation’s mission and vision"

Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai
Director & CEO, Emami Agrotech Ltd

A Management Graduate from IRMA, Gujarat Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai, Director & CEO, Emami Agrotech Ltd has 27 years of experience in all facets of agri business/edible oil. He is an active member of Industry Trade Bodies like SEA (Solvent Extractors Association) and has served as the Director of Bombay Commodity Exchange. He is also a Product Committee member of NCDEX. Prior to Emami, Mr. Desai was with Bunge India Pvt. Ltd. as Director/Vice President and also worked as Chief Trader, with ITC Agrotech/ConAgra.

Mr. Rupak Barua
Director & Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals

Mr. Rupak Barua is not only a name to reckon with in India’s healthcare sector, he is also finding a place on global platforms, like the UNAIDS. Currently, a Board member and Group CEO of AMRI Hospitals, in a career spanning more than three decades, he has held several senior positions at major private hospitals of Kolkata. An administrator with experience and insight, he has found a seat of honour at several industry bodies, including as President of the Association of Hospitals of Eastern India (AHEI), Chairman of the Healthcare Sub-Committee (Eastern Region) of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and as a National Expert at the Healthcare Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mr Barua successfully pursued the prestigious Management Development Programme from Singapore Management University (SMU), one of the world’s top B-Schools, after having sailed through similar programmes at IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore. An alumnus of Calcutta University, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, later adding a Post-Graduate course in Marketing to his credits.

Dr. Nitesh Kumar
Managing Director & CEO, Emami Realty Limited

Dr Nitesh Kumar, Managing Director and CEO of Emami Realty Limited, is a Double Post Graduate and a Ph.D in Management.   With a rich industry experience spanning over more than 28 years, with over 14 years in senior level management, Dr. Kumar’s fields of expertise pans through real estate development, strategic planning, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and branding.

A keen planner & a result-oriented strategist, Dr Kumar, with his expertise in business & market development and introduction of innovative products, is a firm believer of achieving his sales & profitability targets for the company. His wide industry experience and strategic decision making abilities, have resulted in several commercial success stories.  His strong business acumen, analytical and entrepreneurial skills make him an inspirational leader, who leads his team by example.

He has served in various capacities in many of the top corporate entities including Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. He excels in turnkey management to actualize a real estate development vision into a reality.  His hands-on working style keeps him abreast with the dynamic market condition which helps him to evolve his business strategies to achieve success.

A recipient of many awards, Dr Kumar has been awarded as the CxO of the Year- Real Estate Awards 2021, by Global Real Estate Congress;  Most Enterprising CxO of the Year- 12th Annual Estate Awards 2020; Best CEO of the year – Construction Times Builders Award 2015;  Real Estate Most Enterprising COO of the Year- World Achievers Real Estate Awards 2013 and Estate World – Rated as 25 Best Real Estate Professional 2012

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