Leadership Team & Business Drivers

Leadership Team

  • Sushil K GoenkaPromoter Director

    Sushil K Goenka is one of the pillars of Emami Ltd. With rich industry experience, he drives production, factory operations, distribution, 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. His benevolent nature and people skills make him the right candidate for man management and operations. Sushil K Goenka is not only an able administrator and businessman, he also has a philanthropic side to him. He plays an important role in the CSR activities undertaken by the Emami Group. 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

    Mohan Goenka is one of the key drivers of the FMCG business with extensive knowledge and experience in brand development and marketing. Mohan holds an important position in developing the market share of the Company in India and is in charge of various functions like Investor Relations, Sales etc. He, along with the others, is considered as one of the most promising second generation Promoter-Directors in the industry today. His people skills and team building capabilities make him a natural leader. Armed with an MBA from Cardiff University, UK, he is also the Honorary Consul of Poland in Kolkata. Determined to stay ahead in competition, the biggest feather in Mohan’s cap is the launch of Fair and Handsome, the first fairness cream for men in India and making it the undisputed market leader. Mohan is currently the Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council for FMCG.

  • Aditya V Agarwal Promoter Director

    Aditya V Agarwal is a man who always sees life in a positive light and believes in confronting challenges head-on. Being one of the eldest scions of the Emami family, Aditya has witnessed the growth of the company from its humble beginning to it being one of the leading FMCG companies in India today. He has imbibed the drive and passion from the Founders of the Company which is required to grow a company from strength to strength. He has exemplary innovation and is capable of turning around businesses with his determination and vision. At a young age he has made an indelible imprint in running a corporate conglomerate and can be a fountain of inspiration to any aspiring businessman. Being extremely versatile and an expert at PR and man management, Aditya heads the cement, edible oil and bio-diesel and paper manufacturing businesses of the Group. Aditya is the Past President of Indian Chamber of Commerce in the year 2016-17 - one of the leading business chambers of the country. He is a proud recipient of the Visionary Leader of the Year Award by Times’ Men’s Award for the year 2018. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ethiopia in Kolkata.

  • Manish Goenka Promoter Director

    Manish Goenka, holds an MBA degree from Cardiff University, UK and is involved in many multifarious operations of the Group, such as edible oil, paper, healthcare and cement. 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. He is also spearheading the Group’s cement business which has an integrated cement plant in Chattisgarh with two split grinding units in West Bengal and Odisha with a total production capacity of 8 million tons per annum. A natural leader, Manish has been an active member of the Bio-Diesel Committee of CII and was conferred with the prestigious award like Globoil Man of the Year Award 2011 for his contribution to the edible oil industry. He has also served as the President of Merchant Chamber of Commerce, a front running business chamber in Kolkata in the year 2015-16. Manish is a proud recipient of the Visionary Leader of the Year Award by Times’ Men’s Award for the year 2018.

  • Harsha V AgarwalPromoter Director

    Harsha V Agarwal is one of the youngest and most promising second generation leaders of the Group. With extensive knowledge of marketing and brand development, Harsha is one of the key drivers of the FMCG business and heads the merger and acquisitions, human resource, information technology, media and advertising functions of Emami Ltd. Being very farsighted and strategic in dealings, Harsha spearheaded the acquisition of Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd in 2008 and the subsequent demerger of its FMCG business into Emami Ltd in 2009. He continues to look after Zandu Ayurvedic and health care business. Harsha also spearheaded successfully, the acquisition of Kesh King’s hare & scalp care business in 2015 to mark Emami’s foray in the Ayurvedic Hair & Scalp Care segment.

    In addition to his existing responsibilities, Harsha also heads the Group’s foray into Solar Power business. His in-depth knowledge of different businesses is a great asset to the organization and it helps in identifying opportunities for growth. His grit, determination and business acumen has already made a defining mark in running a business behemoth, which is a source of inspiration to any aspiring businessman.

  • Priti A SurekaPromoter Director

    Priti A Sureka has established her place among the top women corporate leaders of the country. A key member of the Emami strategic think tank and one of the key drivers of the crucial Marketing Division, she also heads the company’s R & D and Market Research Divisions. 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 fulfill them. With her mantra “Do it now!” Priti leads her team of professionals from the front, continuously raising the bar to ensure sustained high growth rates. She also mentors the group’s retail businesses and advocates the cause for woman empowerment and actively supports the Udayan Shalini project that provides education to underprivileged girls. Priti is a Director Member of Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI), Kolkata.

  • 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 deep knowledge about the overseas markets coupled with strategic vision has helped Emami to establish itself as a leading herbal 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. P. S. Patwari
    Executive Director & CEO, Emami Paper Mills Ltd
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  • Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai
    Director & CEO, Emami Agrotech Ltd
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  • Mr. Vivek Chawla
    CEO, Emami Cement Limited
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  • Mr. Rupak Barua
    CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd
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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. P. S. Patwari
Executive Director & CEO, Emami Paper Mills Ltd

Mr. P. S. Patwari, Executive Director & CEO of Emami Paper Mills Ltd and a senior Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) is known in the industry for  His extensive knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing, strategic planning in corporate affairs, business development, project implementation and overall management He joined the company, Emami Paper Mills Limited, in the year 1984. His brilliance, dedication and outstanding ability coupled with keen insight, tenacity and fair-sightedness elevated him from a senior executive to the position of Executive Director in a span of 12 years. He is also associated with Treasury Operations and in the strategic business planning of various Emami Group of Companies and is considered as one of the stewards of the Business House. He represents various chambers of commerce in various positions and is President of Indian Newsprint Manufacturers Association and Vice President of Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association. He is also member of Development Council of Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. 

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. Vivek Chawla
CEO, Emami Cement Limited

Mr. Vivek Chawla, CEO of Emami Cement Limited, is an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in Cement and Aluminium industry. He has a rich corporate experience in various organizations, such as the president of Hirakud, Hindalco and the Chief Executive – Eastern Region for ACC Limited. Mr Chawla is an Engineering graduate from NIT Raipur and has a Post graduate diploma in Business Management. He has also completed the Senior Leadership Program from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland and the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD

Mr. Rupak Barua
CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd

Mr. Rupak Barua, is a name well-known in healthcare sector of India. In healthcare career spanning for more than 3 decades, he has held several senior positions of increasing responsibilities in major corporate hospitals of Kolkata. Having a wide experience for many years in the Healthcare sector, currently Mr. Barua is heading AMRI Hospitals Ltd. as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining AMRI Hospitals Ltd. He was heading B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre, India’s 1st NABH  accredited hospital as Chief Executive Officer after he spearheaded Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Eastern India’s most prestigious & first corporate hospital as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  He did his Post-Graduation in Marketing and has successfully completed MDP in Hospital Management from IIM (Ahmadabad) and IIM (Bangalore). He is the Secretary of Association of Hospitals of Eastern India (AHEI) and Chairman of the Healthcare Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Mr. Barua is an active member of Healthcare Sub-Committee of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).