High Integrity, energetic leader known for ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations. Diverse industry and functional expertise, with a tenacious commitment to driving sales, profit and market share growth.
Currently: Independent Director Audiology Live USA, Senior Advisor, Shubhayan Industries Inc. USA, Director, Lokenath Pharmaceuticals / Lokenath Group India, Independent Director, Berkley Sky USA, Trustee, Shantikunj Seva Trust Kolkata India
Jan 2013 - onwards
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and market- ing head (Africa) of large Infrastructure Company based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: With overall charge of several large projects including 2 sugar factories, Rural Electrification, Railways as well as Marketing head for a dozen countries in East, Southern, Central & West Africa.
Oct 2008 – Dec 2012
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MARSAVCO SARL (formerly UNILEVER CONGO) Kinshasa, Dem Rep of Congo - The largest Foods, Home & Personal Care Products Manufacturer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, associate manufacturer of Unilever N.V. and distributor of Unilever Global Brands in DRC.
Jul 2005 – Feb 2008
Chief Operating Officer, Bidco Oil & Soap Ltd., Daressalaam, Tanzania. Durring this period I launched and successfully piloted the first ever private sector bond issue in Tanzania also launched new soap lines with cold crutcher, finalized countrywide distribution network of 'Channel Partners' & 'Hubs' etc.
Jul 2003 – Feb 2005
Business Development Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya. Developed local and export markets and set up marketing and monitoring systems for their range of office & school stationery including designer diaries & calendars etc.
Jan 2001 – Jun 2003
General Manger, Afrolite Industries, Nairobi – Overall in charge of entire operation reporting to Managing Director based in Australia. Established Kenya wide distribution system for PET Bottles, Mineral Water & PVC products. Introduced several new designs in both PET bottles as well as PVC soles.
Feb 1998 – Dec 2000
General Manager, Ruston Kenya Limited, Nairobi, Kenya, In charge of: Sales & Marketing including exports, Imports of bulk commodities, relief goods, FMCG & engineering goods and Project Development & Implementation.
Jan 1994 – Dec 1997
Manager Africa, Greaves Cotton & Co based in Nairobi, Kenya (subsidiary of Thapar Group then 5th largest conglomerate of India).
Dec 1990 - Dec 1993
Marketing Manager (Exports), Greaves International Ltd. – Played a Major role in establishing ground-breaking export markets for company and non-company products.
Aug 1980 – Dec 1990
Joined Greaves Cotton & Co as trainee engineer and underwent training in all group companies - Ruston & Hornsby, Greaves Lombardini, David Brown Greaves, Mather Greaves & Drayton Greaves. Then posted as Sales Engineer in Bombay and promoted to Area Sales Executive, Western Region.