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

    A Management Graduate from Cardiff University, UK, Mohan Goenka is a Whole-time Director at Emami Ltd., one of India’s leading and fastest growing personal and healthcare business with enviable portfolio of household brand names like BoroPlus, Navratna, Fair and Handsome, Zandu Balm, Menthoplus Balm and Kesh King.

    Mohan, also a key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team that is responsible for the Group's overall strategy, uses his extensive knowledge and experience in brand development, strategy and marketing to co-lead the FMCG business of the Company and identify opportunities for growth.   He holds a key position in developing the market share of the Company in India and leads functions like Marketing, Sales and Investor Relations.   His strong people skills and team building capabilities make him a natural leader. 

    One of his key achievements include the launch of Fair and Handsome, the first fairness cream for men in India and a category creator, making the brand the undisputed market leader since its launch in 2005.   His affable personality, passion for work, market insights and quick decision making abilities are a source of inspiration to any aspiring businessman.

    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.  The Group’s cement business, which was set up a few years ago and headed by Aditya along with his friend & business partner Manish Goenka,  fetched an enterprise value of a staggering Rs.5500 cr for its strong brand equity.

    Hailed by many as one of the most dynamic leaders, Aditya V Agarwal has been successful in setting up new businesses from scratch as well as turning around sick units into national powerhouses.  With a very keen sense of observation, and a frank yet humble personality, he is a no-nonsense leader who has delivered time and again from a very young age.

    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 it’s President.  In addition, he holds the position of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ethiopia in Kolkata Both Aditya and Manish were awarded two prestigious industry awards at the GlobOil Indian Annual Conference in 2017 for their outstanding leadership.

    He is a “man who always sees life in a positive light and believes in confronting challenges head-on.”

  • 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.

    The Group’s cement business, which was set up a few years ago and headed by Manish along with his friend and business partner, Aditya Agarwal, fetched an enterprise value of a staggering Rs.5500 cr for its strong brand equity.

    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.   Both Manish and Aditya were awarded two prestigious industry awards at the GlobOil Indian Annual Conference in 2017 for their outstanding leadership.

    He takes active interest in the different charitable activities of “Emami Foundation” and is a great believer in Corporate Social Responsibilities.  

  • Harsha V Agarwal Promoter Director

    Harsha V Agarwal is one of the youngest and most promising second-generation leaders of the Group. 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. Harsha, with his extensive knowledge and experience in strategy, marketing and brand development, co-leads the FMCG business with other Promoter – Directors on board. He also takes personal interest in functions such as Merger & Acquisition, Strategy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Health Care business, Media & Communication and Marketing functions of Emami Ltd. He also heads the Organisation’s digital initiatives.

    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 hair & scalp care business in 2015 to mark Emami’s foray in the Ayurvedic Hair & Scalp Care segment. Subsequently he made strategic investments in new-age startups such as The Man Company & Brillare. This was followed by the acquisition of Creme 21, a leading German personal care brand in early 2019.

    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

    A graduate alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Priti A Sureka is an inspiring woman business leader. A key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team that is responsible for the Group's overall strategy, Priti co-leads the FMCG business along with other Promoter Directors of Emami Ltd.

    She also heads the FMCG business’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 and ballpoint-manufacturing businesses, 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 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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