"Meet our management team. They guide our company in our quest to achieve our goals and provide strategic direction to ensure our continued success.".
- Pranab Barua Business Director - Apparel and Retail
Pranab Barua is the Business Director for the Apparel and Retail Business of the Aditya Birla Group.
He has over 42 years of professional experience, having worked in different Companies (including top multinationals) and Industries. In particular, his professional background includes experience as Chairman and Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser; Regional Director, Reckitt Benckiser for South Asia; Foods Director on the Hindustan Unilever Board; and Sales and Marketing Director of Brooke Bond India Ltd. He has also worked closely with Private Equity Groups like IL&FS, Actis and India Value Fund for their investor companies like Godrej Tea and Trinethra Super Retail.
In addition to being a graduate in English honours from St Stephens College, New Delhi, Pranab Barua has also attended many advanced Management programs in India and abroad.
- Mohit Kampani Chief Executive Officer - Aditya Birla Retail Limited
Mohit Kampani is the Chief Executive Officer of Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. Mohit joined the Group in October 2016. He has over 22 years of professional work experience having worked with diverse consumer-facing businesses across geographies and functions.
In the past he has worked with Spencer’s Retail, Colgate-Palmolive, ICI Paints and Jumbo Electronics, Dubai. Prior to his current role, he was the Managing Director at Spencer’s Retail Ltd.
Mohit is an MBA from XIM, Bhubaneswar and a BCom(H) from Calcutta University.
- Chandrashekhar Chavan Chief Human Resources Officer - Apparel and Retail
Chandrashekhar Chavan is the Chief Human Resources Officer - Apparel & Retail Business of The Aditya Birla Group. The Apparel & Retail Business consists of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Pantaloons and Aditya Birla Retail Ltd.
A Master’s Degree holder in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, he joined the Aditya Birla Group in 1996 and has completed close to 19 years in the Group, holding multiple portfolios, across businesses of Metals (Hindalco Industries), Financial Services (Birla Sunlife Mutual Funds), Cement (Ultratech Cement) and Apparel (Madura Fashion & Lifestyle and Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Ltd), as well as varied functions across Group HR, Business HR and Unit HR.
Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, he had a brief stint with Wipro British Telecom.
- S. Visvanathan Chief Financial Officer - Apparel and Retail
S. Visvanathan is the Chief Financial Officer - Apparel & Retail Business of The Aditya Birla Group. The Apparel & Retail Business consists of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Pantaloons and Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. He has over has over 26 years of experience in various industries spanning white goods, capital equipment, electrical equipment, and auto components. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Textile and Apparel business of the Aditya Birla Group.
He joined the Aditya Birla Group in 2007 and has been part of the Textile and Apparel business since. Prior to joining the Group he worked with the Tata Group in the Auto Components Business where he was involved in the start up of the business in 1997 till 2007 when it was close to a billion dollars in size. In the initial part of his career he had worked with Voltas Ltd in various capacities rising to the position of the Chief Financial Officer of Allwyn - a Public Sector undertaking which was taken over by Voltas Limited. He is a commerce graduate from Chennai University and a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.
- Neeraj P. Singh Chief Information Officer - Apparel and Retail
Mr. Neeraj Pal Singh is the Chief Information Officer - Apparel & Retail Business of The Aditya Birla Group. The Apparel & Retail Business consists of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Pantaloons and Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. He has over 30 years of rich experience in the corporate world. Of these, he has 15 years of experience with the Aditya Birla Group. Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, he served as Senior Systems Manager of Hindustan Lever Ltd. He has also worked for highly reputed organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the UB Group.
Neeraj holds an M.Tech in Computer Science that he has put to use in varied industries such as FMCG, Retail, Breweries and IT consulting.
- V. Gopalakrishnan Chief Quality & Sustainability Officer - Aditya Birla Retail Limited
Gopal is responsible for formulating and implementing an overarching quality strategy for the Retail Business. He is also responsible for Research and Development. He possesses over 21 years of diverse experience in the field of Food Processing and FMCG industries. His previous assignment was Technical Head (India) for Diageo India Ltd where he was responsible for Quality, R&D and Safety Health & Environment. He has worked in Quality and Manufacturing departments with organisations such as Colgate Palmolive India Limited, PepsiCo India Holdings Ltd and Amul. Gopal is a Chemical Technologist with a specialization in Food Technology from the illustrious Laxminarayan Institute of Technology - Nagpur.