A graduate from St.Stephen's College, Delhi and MBA from the IIM, Ahmedabad, Sachin Gopal has an accomplished career over the last 25 years in some of the world's leading FMCG companies in India and abroad. He has a strong experience and is a pioneer in Sales, Marketing and Business of the FMCG sector.
He joined ATFL in April 2006 as COO, and took over the role of President and CEO from November 1, 2008. Prior his association with ATFL, Sachin was handling the role of Director-Customer Business Development with Procter & Gamble. Prior to this, he had a long career with Gillette India from 1987 to 2005 and handled significant Sales, Marketing and Business roles such as Group Product Manager, Vice President Marketing and General Sales Director. In his overseas assignments, Sachin has handled the roles of Marketing Manager for Gillette Egypt; Group Business Director - Batteries, Duracell Eveready South Africa Pty., Johannesburg S.A and Group Business Manager - Batteries, Gillette Group H.Q. London, U.K.
Sachin had started his career with Escorts Ltd., where he worked as Senior Marketing officer. He also spent three years with Cadbury where he worked as Product Manager and Regional Sales Manager.
N. Narasimha Rao
Senior Vice President – Human Resources
A postgraduate in Personnel Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, N. Narasimha Rao has worked with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare for 13 years. During his tenure with GSK, he has handled several key HR roles both in India and Internationally. Some of his International assignments include HROD manager for Southeast Asia and Australia. Prior to his association with ATFL, Narasimha Rao worked for a brief while with Reliance Communications as the Head of HR for Learning & Organisation Development.
Mr. Nilesh Agarwal
Head of Sales
Nilesh Agarwal is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Kolkata and a 2001 batch PGPDM from MDI, Gurgaon. He joined Agro Tech Foods from campus as a Management Trainee in June 2001 and thereafter has handled various positions in Sales and Marketing at ATFL. He started out as an Area Sales Manager in UP East where he successfully revived the business and hygiene in the area. Following this, he became the brand manager for ACT II in 2004 and successfully led the growth trajectory of the brand with strong BTL initiatives. He then got seconded to an international assignment in Marketing to the International operations of ConAgra Foods in Canada. With enriched experience in marketing, Nilesh came back to join as Regional Manager for South Region and led the team to strong performance again. In Jan, 2011 he moved to handling the Modern Trade Business and soon brought the right changes in the management of the channel to lead the growths for the organization. With successful demonstration of leadership in all the roles handled, Nilesh got the move up into the Leadership role for Sales in Apr'14.
Asheesh Kumar Sharma
Vice President - Marketing
Asheesh is a graduate in Science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University and an MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research. Prior to being a part of ATFL, Asheesh was Marketing Manager – Fabric & Home Care, Health Care and Baby Care in Procter & Gamble. Prior to this, he has worked in Gillette and handled the roles of General Sales Manager and Regional Business Manager, Personal Care. Before joining Gillette, Asheesh worked with Marico and handled the roles of Area Sales Manager and Regional Manager, West. Asheesh started his career as Management Trainee with Berger Paints where he worked for 4 years handling the role of Area Sales Manager.
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Finance
Arijit is a Chartered Accountant and Post Graduate in Commerce from the University of Calcutta. He has an experience of 12 years in finance, fund management, budgeting and reporting, accounts, audit and commercial operations. He joined Agro Tech in November 2006 and worked across divisions and ranks in the finance operation. Prior to Joining Agro Tech, Arijit was associated with Eveready Industries India Ltd.
Satish Kumar Singh
Vice President - Research Quality and Innovation
Satish has done his M.Tech. in Biochemical Engineering from Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi and M. Sc. in BioSciences (with specialization in Molecular Biophysics) from University of Roorkee. He has a valuable experience of about 17 years with companies like Perfetti-Van Melle, Pepsi Foods, PepsiCo India Holdings and Duphar Interfran.
Dharmesh Kumar Srivastava
Vice President - Supply Chain
A post graduate in Technology in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from IIT Kharagpur and MBA from IIT Delhi, Dharmesh Srivastava has a relevant experience of about 19 years, out of which he was with Gillette and P&G for 16 years. He has taken up various roles in Supply Chain in India, UK and Dubai. Before joining ATFL, he was with P&G based at Singapore handling physical distribution (supply chain) for Australasia, ASEAN India region as "Group Manager – Customer Services & Logistics".
Head of Procurement Oils & Packaging Materials &
Business Development Crystal & Healthy World
Lalit Vij has done ICWA & MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi University). In the earlier part of his career, he has handled various positions in costing, MIS and commercial areas of DCM Shriram Group. Lalit joined Agro Tech in the year 2000 and started his career in the finance function. Subsequently, he moved as a Business Manager handling Rath. He has added significant value to Rath business both to it's growth and smooth divestment later, in line with Company's strategy. Post the divestment of Rath, Lalit started handling Crystal and Oil Buying and later on added Healthy World to this list of businesses. Lalit single-handedly manages these businesses and through his commercial acumen adds significant value. With successful demonstration of leadership in all the roles handled, Lalit got into the Leadership role for Procurement in Sep'16.
Head of Manufacturing
Sanjay Srivastava is 1991 batch B. Tech. in Chemical Technology from HBTU (Formerly known as Harcourt Butler Technological Institute), Kanpur, a graduate in Science from Kanpur University and holds PGDOM also. He is having over 25 years of work experience in edible oil and foods industry. Sanjay joined ATFL in the year 2000 and during the last 16 years held various key roles in the areas of Manufacturing, Oil Buying and Projects. Sanjay joined as Unit Manager - Ghaziabad and quickly expanded the role to manage the 3 P manufacturing operations in North. During this stint, he has not only managed the existing 3 P manufacturing but also expanded the operations by inducting more 3 P operators. Sanjay demonstrates excellent commercial acumen and cost focus and throughout his tenure as Unit Manager and later as Production Controller. He has single handedly established the import supply chain from Sri Lanka for Rath imports. After successful tenure at Oil manufacturing, Sanjay w as shifted to food manufacturing at Kothur where he played a key role in streamlining the operations. He was given additional responsibility of Oil buying besides his manufacturing co-ordiantion which has effectively managed. Sanjay was shifted to Corporate Office, Gurgaon in 2010 to manage the position of Production Controller with an additional responsibility of Projects. He has demonstrated leadership skills in all roles he handled and now heads the manufacturing function.