Vivek Gambhir is Managing Director and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Vivek was the key architect of GCPL's 3 by 3 strategy and has been instrumental in driving the company's efforts to become a leading emerging markets FMCG leader.

He joined Godrej Industries in 2009 as Chief Strategy Officer responsible for guiding overall Group strategy, conducting portfolio analysis and driving special projects. He helped define the CREATE portfolio approach and the 10X10 objective for the Group.

Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Vivek was a partner at Bain & Company, one of the world's leading business consulting firms. He worked with Bain in Boston, Singapore and New Delhi. He was a founding member of Bain's consulting operations in India and led the firm's FMCG practice in India.

Vivek is an Independent Director on the Boards of Metropolis Healthcare Limited and Samast Technologies Private Limited. He serves as President of the Harvard Business School club in India and is an advisor to the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. Vivek also writes a weekly blog on leadership called 'Monday-8AM'

He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS (Computer Science) and BA (Economics) from Lafayette College.

Vivek is married to Roopika, who is a photographer and a social worker. They have three children, Janya, Aarav and Imara.


Nisaba is the Executive Chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. She has been a key architect of GCPL's strategy and transformation in the last decade. In 2007, she initiated and led Project Leapfrog, which created a playbook for GCPL to accelerate domestic organic growth through innovation and consolidation, and to become a more global company by investing in emerging markets outside of India. Over the last ten years, GCPL's market capitalisation has increased twenty-fold - from INR 3,000 crore to INR 60,000 crore. Under Nisaba's leadership, GCPL has developed a very strong, engaged and ambitious team, and is consistently ranked as a great place to work. She has also institutionalised design driven thinking and directly leads product development.

Nisaba is passionate about identifying and developing the talent required for the Godrej Group's future growth. Through her oversight of the Group HR function for Godrej Industries and associate companies, she has made Godrej a more meritocratic and highly performance driven organisation, while keeping the Group's values front and center. She has also spearheaded the Group's Good & Green agenda to drive more inclusive and sustainable growth. Her previous assignments within the Godrej Group have included the successful turnaround of Godrej Agrovet and the creation of a Group strategy function to oversee the Group's portfolio. In addition to GCPL, Nisaba is on the Board of Directors of Godrej Agrovet and Teach For India.

Nisaba has a BSc degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about girls' education, the human mind, design, trekking and equestrian sports. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Kalpesh, and their children, Zoran and Aidan.


Dr. Rakesh Sinha is Head - Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Information Technology, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Rakesh has headed several functions in Godrej Soaps including Strategic Planning, Information Systems and Marketing.

He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) and is actively involved in several key initiatives within the company like E-Commerce and Efficient Consumer Response (ECR).

He is also a member of the Academic Council of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai and the Academic Board of the Welingkar Institute, Mumbai.

Rakesh completed his B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from I.T., BHU and post graduation in Industrial Management from NITIE.

He has been a gold medallist throughout his academic career. Rakesh joined Godrej Soaps as a Management Trainee in 1980. While working with Godrej Soaps, he continued his academic pursuit and completed his ICWA, CFA and Ph.D. from I.I.T., Bombay.

Rakesh holds the distinction of being the first doctorate in Supply Chain Management in India and serves as guest faculty at several leading Management Institutes in India.

Rakesh enjoys trekking and music. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and daughter.


Dr. Sunder Mahadevan is Head, Research & Development, Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL). He has varied experience of working across leading FMCG companies like Dabur, Emami and Colgate Palmolive.

Previously employed at the Dabur Research Foundation, Sunder has successfully handled a number of FMCG categories from soaps, shampoos and hair care to oral care. He has also successfully set up sensory panels, Technical Consumer Research and Development (TCRD) and is also trained in flavour development.

He holds a doctorate in Chemistry and has been leading the GCPL Research & Development Cell for 3 years now. This includes the product and packaging development wing.

Sunder lives in Mumbai with his wife Suchitra and two sons Vighnesh and Varun.


P. Ganesh is Executive Vice President - Finance & Commercial and Company Secretary, Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL). With over 15 years of experience in the domain of finance, his responsibilities include finance functions like accounts, MIS, funds management and taxation besides being the Company Secretary for GCPL.

Having started his career as a Management Trainee at Godrej, Ganesh has been instrumental in the implementation of the EVA framework in the Godrej Group. He has also closely been associated with the first acquisition made by GCPL namely Keyline Brands Ltd. where he had a two year stint (2006 - 08) as the CFO.

A Chartered Accountant and also having completed CS and ICWA, Ganesh enjoys playing with his kids during his free time. He loves listening to music and watching cricket and tennis. Ganesh resides in Mumbai with his parents, wife Anuradha and two children - Abhiram and Ashwathy.


Sunil Kataria is CEO - India & SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, Sunil is also an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad.

Sunil joined GCPL in 2011 to oversee the sales and marketing organisation for the India and SAARC businesses. He has successfully led the merger of the sales and marketing organisations of GCPL and the erstwhile Godrej Sara Lee, combining the best of both companies and leveraging their complementary strengths to create a future ready platform to accelerate GCPL's growth and profit trajectory. Under his leadership, the GCPL sales and marketing organisation has

become more world class with sharpened and enhanced capabilities.

Sunil has diverse work experience across the FMCG and Consumer services sectors in Sales, Marketing and business roles. He had a long and highly successful stint of 12 years at Marico Industries. Post this, Sunil has also served as business head in two challenging service sectors: retail and telecom, leading large and complex business operations. Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Sunil was Chief Operating Officer at Idea Rajasthan Circle, where he headed business operations and was responsible for the P&L of the Rajasthan Circle. He also led a major turnaround of the Idea Rajasthan business, overcoming serious business constraints and a challenging period of price wars in the telecom industry to emerge as the largest gainer in revenue

as well as subscriber shares.

Sunil is currently serving as the chairman of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA). He has built very strong relationships and equity with marketing bodies such as the CMO forum, FICCI FMCG committee and ASCI. He has also been recognised at a national level by being nominated for the "Marketer of the Year" 2014 award by the International Advertising Association (IAA) of India. Sunil has also been shortlisted as one of the "Top 10 influential CMOs of India - 2015" at the Indian Marketing Awards anchored by the exchange4media group.

Sunil is a staunch believer and practitioner of the spirit of 'Possibility Thinking' and feels that this, coupled with a passion for flawless execution, is the biggest competitive advantage in today's world. An avid reader of books across genres, he also writes Hindi poetry in his spare time. He is a movie buff, who loves watching Hindi movies and Hollywood science fiction.


Omar Momin is Head - Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Omar joined the Chemicals business of Godrej Industries Limited in 2001 after graduating in Chemical Engineering from the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology. He was inducted to and worked across different functions of the business, including Operations, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Post this, Omar went on to complete his Masters in Management from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad in 2004. He rejoined the Godrej Group after his stint at ISB and worked as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Adi Godrej, for two years.

Today, Omar is responsible for GCPL's interests in its joint venture with the Darling Group in Africa and facilitates Mergers & Acquisitions for the Group. This includes businesses in consumer products, real estate development, chemicals and agricultural products.

Omar is married to Mahnaz and they have a son, Sinaan. He enjoys travelling and music.


Anand Rangaswamy is the Head of the Latin American businesses of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Anand joined the GCPL India business in 2002, where he was responsible for managing Sales in the south of the country. In 2006, he moved to London to work with GCPL's first international acquisition, Keyline Brands Limited (now Godrej UK), where he first handled Sales and Marketing and then went on to become Managing Director.

Under his leadership, the UK business doubled in turnover in three years. In 2014, he took on the additional responsibility of leading GCPL's Latin American businesses.

An MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Anand worked at Wipro Consumer Products and also had a couple of stints in other industries like oil and recruitment consultancy, before deciding on FMCG as his industry of choice.

Anand has a very long bucket list. He climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2013 and is now training for his next mountain, as part of a larger plan to climb the seven summits of the world.

He is also very passionate about leadership development and introduced the concept of 'leadership walks' with his team in the UK.

Anand is married to Anu and they have two children, Adithya and Shreya.


Rahul Gama is Head - Human Resources (HR), Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL). In his current role, Rahul is responsible for driving the Human Resource strategy at the company.

Rahul is a generalist in the HR function and holds a postgraduate degree from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He has worked across a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Consulting, FMCG, Services and Retail and built expertise across verticals.

From handling industrial relations issues and dealing with compensation planning, to creating a talent strategy, he has varied experience in HR. Rahul has also been instrumental in shaping the HR function for a service business, Kaya Skin Care Limited during his stint with Marico.

Rahul lives in Mumbai with his wife and is passionate about conservation and wildlife.


V. Srinivasan is Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Srini started his career as an Executive Trainee at Godrej. In his over 25 years with the Group, he has held key positions across different companies, including Godrej Agrovet, Godrej Industries and Godrej Properties. He has been closely involved with strategic projects, like the Godrej Soaps IPO, the Transelektra acquisition and the reverse merger of Gujarat Godrej Innovative Chemicals into Godrej Soaps.

Srini's first senior leadership role was as Head of Finance and IT for Godrej Agrovet. He played a key role in the acquisition and integration of Goldmohur Feeds, the animal feeds business of Hindustan Unilever, which

made Godrej Agrovet the undisputed leader in Animal Feeds in the industry. He was instrumental in rolling out the company's ERP in a cost-effective manner and ensuring a robust budgeting and MIS reporting process. He also led the implementation of Economic Value Added (EVA) at Godrej Agrovet, when the Group adopted EVA as its single most important performance management and evaluation metric.

Post this, he moved to Godrej Industries as its Chief Financial Officer. During this period, Srini worked on a number of strategic cost saving and profit improvement projects for the oleochemicals business, apart from managing the Treasury and Forex. He was responsible for Investor Relations and various capital raising plans, including the first Qualified Institutional

Placement (QIP) in the Group.

He is a key member of the Group EVA committee, which oversees the implementation of the EVA system across different companies.

Most recently, as Executive Director at Godrej Properties, Srini successfully supervised the Finance, Capital Strategy, IT and Legal functions. He played a critical leadership role and was a key part of the company's growth and success.

A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, Srini has completed middle and senior management courses at IIM Ahmedabad and the University of Michigan, respectively. He enjoys listening to classical music, playing the violin, gardening and experimenting with computers and other gadgets.

Srini lives in Mumbai with his wife, Sudha and two sons, Abhishek and Kailash.


Darshan is Head - Design, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

She joined Godrej & Boyce's Interio division in 2006 after her post graduation from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Darshan was a catalyst in bringing in design thinking, by creating and showcasing a diverse range of products under one platform, with a unique design philosophy. This led her to work for Godrej Industries in 2008, where she was assigned to design SPACE, a prototype office to create a young work culture that inspired the exchange of ideas, innovation and change at Godrej. This led to the institutionalisation and beginning of design driven thinking at GCPL.

Post this, GCPLDesignLab was formed in 2009, where Darshan was instrumental in applying design led thinking. This step aimed at transforming brands with delightful product offerings (in a Godrej way) for a rapidly evolving Indian market. This created a great impact and value for consumers across GCPL's personal care, hair care and home care categories, with reinvigorated brands such as Expert, aer, Cinthol, Goodknight and BBLUNT in India. All this by using design tools such as need based user-centric segmentation, prototyping and product mapping, thus developing a unique approach route in line with the organisation's overall objectives.

Darshan is a Harvard Business School alumnus, where she pursued her executive education in the General Management Programme in 2013. This influenced her to reimagine the role of design in Godrej with a very integrated approach; truly nurturing the design culture by constantly fostering new skills alongside the business objectives. Today, Darshan and her team of highly skilled graphic and product designers are taking this approach forward to GCPL's global brands and categories across Africa and Indonesia.

She is a believer of Inclusive Design Principles, which ascribes to the fact that all good design should be accessible. GCPLDesignLab has won India's Best Design Studio award 2017.


Akhil Chandra is the business head of the ASEAN cluster of Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He joined GCPL in June 2017 bringing with him more than two decades of rich and varied experience across FMCG and OTC categories in a diverse set of markets spanning the UK, Southeast Asia and India, with GSK Consumer Healthcare and Reckitt Benckiser Plc.

Prior to joining GCPL, Akhil was based in London where he was the Global Head for Analgesics, Cold & Flu for RB. His previous assignment was Managing Director for RB India and prior to that he was the Vice President & General Manager - Asia for GSK Consumer.

In his various general management and senior commercial leadership roles , Akhil has successfully led diverse and cross functional teams to deliver transformational double-digit top and bottom line growth across a host of markets and categories.

He has an MA in Economics and also an MBA from FMS Delhi and particularly enjoys working with people and large teams.

Akhil is married to Madhulika and they have two sons Armaan and Advait.