Mr. Anant Vardhan Goenka is an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.SC in Economics from the Wharton School.
Mr. Goenka joined KEC International Limited (KEC) as Vice President (Corporate) and was in charge of the telecom business, business development in North America and Integrated planning and monitoring of Transmission and Distribution Business. In recognition of his contribution in the said business vertical, KEC elevated him to the position of Executive Director – Supply Chain in-charge of manufacturing, procurement, planning, logistics and quality department in the company.
Prior to joining KEC, Mr. Goenka was also associated with CEAT Limited as Head of Specialty Tyre Business. Earlier, Mr. Goenka has also worked with Hindustan Unilever Limited, Accenture, Mumbai and Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong. Mr. Goenka has a total work experience of 10 years.
He has been the Chairman of ATMA (Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association) in the year 2013 and is a member of Young Presidents Organization and Entrepreneurs’’ Organization. , in Mumbai.
In his leisure time, Mr. Goenka loves running and spending time with his two children. He also enjoys playing strategy board games over the weekends.
Chief Financial Officer – CEAT Limited
Kumar Subbiah is the Chief Financial Officer – Ceat Limited. He joined Ceat in Feb 2015 after spending little over 20 years with Unilever & Hindustan Unilever where he handled various Finance & Commercial roles in India and outside India.
Kumar is a B.Com Graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant with professional interests both in Finance & Supply Chain.
He is fond of Macro Economics and Information Technology. In his free time, he enjoys playing Flute, Photography and watching Bollywood movies & Basketball.
Mr. Arnab Banerjee is the Executive Director – Operations for CEAT Limited. He joined CEAT in the year 2005 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Under his leadership, CEAT has seen innovations in the Marketing initiatives, Sales and Distribution strategy and seamless Supply Chain processes over the last 10 years. He also oversees all the manufacturing plants of CEAT.
Prior to his joining CEAT, Mr. Banerjee has worked with Marico Limited and Berger Paints Limited in the various sales and marketing domains. He has the total experience of more than 28 years.
Mr. Banerjee has completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata with specialization in Marketing.
In his free time, Mr. Banerjee enjoys numismatics, photography and high altitude trekking. He is also an avid runner.
BACHELOR OF RUBBER TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FROM UNIVERSITY OF COCHIN AND HAS 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN TYRE INDUSTRY OF INDIA. HE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF PASSENGER RADIAL TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA BY J K TYRES IN 1977 AND WAS RESPONSIBLE TO SET UP THE FIRST ALL STEEL TRUCK/BUS RADIAL FACILITY AT MYSORE IN 1999. HE HAS HELD POSITIONS LIKE CHAIRMAN OF INDIAN TYRE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, MEMBER OF INDIAN RUBBER INSTITUTE, GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER OF INDIAN RUBBER MANUFACTURER’S RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, MEMBER OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITY OF COCHIN, GUEST FACULTY OF VARIOUS COLLEGES.
HE SPENT 17 YEARS IN APOLLO TYRES, WAS THE LEADING MEMBER OF THE TEAM WHO SET UP APOLLO’S BARODA PLANT AND WAS HEADING THEIR R&D / TECHNOLOGY DEPT.
SINCE 2001 WORKING IN CEAT TYRES, FLAGSHIP COMPANY OF THE $3 BILLION RPG GROUP AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (TECHNOLOGY & PROJECTS). CEAT HAS REGAINED ITS PRODUCT LEADERSHIP POSITION IN VARIOUS VERTICALS AND IS ON ITS MARCH TOWARDS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP.
UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP CEAT HAS ESTABLISHED WORLD CLASS RADIAL TYRE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND A STATE OF THE ART RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT HALOL, BARODA .
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Enjoys leveraging skills of People Management, Change Management, and Manufacturing Excellence & Customer Support Excellence for Organizational Excellence. Believes in the motto “Play as a Team, Win as a Team”. In leisure time, enjoys Reading, Watching Movies, Drama & Travelling – exploring new places.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Ajgaonkar is the Senior Vice President – QBM CEAT and Corporate Business Excellence Centre- RPG Group. He joined the RPG Group in the year 2005 as Corporate Quality Head and from 2011 performng in dual role of Head QBM CEAT and Corporate Business Excellence head. Under his leadership, RPG Group and CEAT has successfully implemented Business Excellence initiatives over the last 10 years.
At present ,Under his guidance & leadership CEAT has started its TQM Journey and aming for international award by the year 2017. He also oversees the initiatives of Centre of Excellence for RPG Group.
Prior to his joining RPG and CEAT, Mr. Chandrashekhar Ajgaonkar has worked with Mahindra & Mahindra, Crompton Greaves Ltd, Eicher Tractors Ltd, and Eicher Consultancy Services in operations and TQM domain. He has the total experience of more than 28 years.
Mr. Ajgaonkar has completed his B.E Mechanical and MMS Master in Management studies from Mumbai University.
In his free time, Mr. Ajgaonkar enjoys exercises, music and reading.
Milind is a Senior, strategic & seasoned Human Resources Leader with diverse experience across Real Estate, FMCG, Logistics & Public Sector Organisations. He has experience in leading HR for large Organisations and guiding them through high growth & tumultuous periods. He has expertise in entire gamut of HR Function and processes, leading large teams, delivering best in class HR products, implementing global best practices, managing change & transformation & employee relations.
Prior to joining Ceat, Milind has worked with Godrej Properties, Godrej Hershey, DHL Express, Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson, LIC of India and Mumbai Port Trust.
Milind has done his Masters in Human Resource Management form Welingkar Institute of Management Studies.
Milind has played competitive badminton for over 10 years and still continues with his passion for the game. In his free time, Milind loves reading, watch Bollywood movies, Hollywood action movies & listen to Music.
Mr. Debi Prasad Das is the Senior Vice President & Global Chief Human Resource Officer for CEAT Limited. He joined CEAT in the year 2014. In his current role, his key focus is on shaping up people strategy in aligned to CEAT’s aggressive growth vision, build strong talent pipeline, strengthen global footprint, transform employee engagement.
Debi has been an acclaimed HR professional for more than 26 years, across industry sectors and managed all facets of Human Resource, of which more than 18 years in leading the function & large teams. Previously he worked as Sr. Vice President – HR, with Atos, a 12bn$ European IT multinational. In this role, Debi was responsible for the aggressive growth of Atos in IMEA region and transforming it to be a strategic entity for the group. He was part of major global people initiatives. Debi earlier in his career has worked in leadership positions with Companies such as Tech Mahindra, Infosys Technologies, Godrej – GE Appliances, Advani Orlikon Ltd.
Debi has completed his Advance Management from INSEAD. He also has done Masters in Personnel Management & LLB from University of Pune.
He regularly speaks at leading Management schools & Industry Associations and has been a member of NHRDN. He loves driving across country and dreams to be a social entrepreneur to support senior citizens live their life better.