Leadership Team

  • Sachin Gopal

    Managing Director

    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
    and Corporate Communications

    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.

  • 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.

  • Gulshan Gandhi

    Head, Research Quality and Innovation

    Gulshan Gandhi is a graduate in Science from Meerut University and MBA from SMU. Gulshan joined Agro Tech Foods in the year 2000 and during the last 18 years, held various key positions in Quality and manufacturing. Currently, he holds the position of Head of Research, Quality and Innovation. Prior to joining Agro Tech, Gulshan worked with SIEL Foods a DCM Shriram Group Company for 15 years. Over a period of 34 years of working in Manufacturing and Quality, Gulshan gained immense mastery over Food Safety standards, 3P management and people management and demonstrated these skills in all the roles he has successfully handled.

  • 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".

  • Lalit Vij

    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.

  • Sanjay Srivastava

    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.

  • Rikesh Kotwal

    Head of Sales

    Rikesh has done his Civil Engineering from MS University, Vadodara and he is a 2008 batch MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. He joined Agrotech Foods in 2012 and has worked in different roles in the Sales function. He started as a Key Account Manager and moved on to become Head of Modern Trade in 2014. During this time, he successfully started the ecommerce operations for ATFL as well. In 2017, he moved to become Regional Sales Manager for West Region and led the team to strong performance. Prior to joining Agro Tech, Rikesh worked with Wipro Consumer Care as Area Manager (Key Accounts) in Bengaluru and before that with Dabur India Ltd as Product Manager Skin Care, based in Dubai.

  • Mr. K P N Srinivas

    Chief Financial Officer

    K P N Srinivas is a Chartered Accountant and Post Graduate of Commerce from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is an experience of 11 years in finance, fund management, budgeting and reporting, accounts, audit and commercial operations. He joined Agro Tech in May 2008 as Industrial Trainee and worked across divisions and ranks in the finance operation.