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James Patrick Kinnerk is President of Conagra Brands, International & Foodservice. Conagra Brands is one of the world’s leading food companies. Over its rich history, Conagra has developed a compelling portfolio of brands and capabilities that provide consumers a wide range of delicious and contemporary food choices and family favorites.

James Patrick Kinnerk is a native of Ireland and was educated at Blackrock College, Dublin and at University College Dublin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Following that, he then studied and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

James Patrick Kinnerk began his career with Price Waterhouse in their Dublin office where he gained experience with a variety of multi-national clients before transferring to their office in Geneva, Switzerland where he was focused on the financial services industry.

James Patrick Kinnerk subsequently joined Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland and in time transferred to Nestle USA based in Los Angeles, California. At Nestle he progressed through leadership roles spanning finance, sales and marketing and corporate strategy.

James Patrick Kinnerk joined Conagra in 2004 and now leads the company’s Foodservice business which is one of the largest in the industry as well as the International division which continues to grow Conagra’s broad portfolio and global footprint.

A CPA from the State of Michigan and MBA in Integrative Management from the Michigan State University, Denise is an accomplished finance leader with extensive international experience managing complexity in challenging business environments. She has expertise in transforming financial business partnering, developing control processes and policies, negotiating complex contracts, establishing foreign subsidiaries and improving financial results. With exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to influence and motivate key stakeholders, Denise has been a strategic leader with experience in managing teams at corporate level as well as in seed and mature markets. Over the last 22 years, Denise has worked in some of the world’s leading companies like Herman Miller Inc. and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and is currently employed with ConAgra Foods Inc. as Vice President, International Finance responsible for Company’s international finance organization, encompassing operations in over 50 countries.

Lieutenant General D B Singh, PVSM, AVSM is a retired General Officer of the Indian Army. He was commissioned through the prestigious National Defence Academy and rose to virtually the senior-most rank in the Army.

A qualified engineer with management skills, Lt. Gen Singh has held multifarious assignment in the Indian Army. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College and the National Defence College. He was awarded the prestigious awards of Param Vishisht Sewa Medal and Ati Vishisht Sewa Mandal by the President of India for exemplary service. After retirement from Defence Services on 31st May 2001, he was President of an engineering concern manufacturing EOT cranes and construction equipment for two and half years. The General is presently engaged in consultancy services on re-structuring services for logistics and engineering support.

Sanjaya Kulkarni graduated with an Engineering Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He than embarked upon a career in finance as a member of Citibank N.A.'s Merchant Banking department in 1973. After working in the Merchant Banking and Corporate Banking Division of Citibank in both New Delhi and Mumbai for 7 years, Sanjaya Kulkarni founded 20th Century Leasing Corporation along with a number of his colleagues. Sanjaya Kulkarni was responsible for setting up the merchant banking division of 20th Century Finance Corporation Limited in the early 1980's and had oversight of this department, which included public issue management and underwriting, private equity, venture capital and advisory services.

20th Century grew to be one of India's largest finance companies and had interests in Car Finance, Retail Finance, Mutual Funds and Commercial Banking. 20th Century had tie-ups with large Multinational like Zurich Insurance, GMAC, IFC Washington and Asian Development Bank.

20th Century set up 20th Century Venture Capital Limited in the early 90's, one of the first Venture Capital companies in India. Sanjaya Kulkarni was heading this company and was also responsible for Private Equity Investments made by 20th Century from their propritory funds. Sanjaya Kulkarni has hence been associated with the Venture Capital / Private Equity industry since the outset.

Sanjaya Kulkarni has been appointed to various committees of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce, the Bombay Management Association and the Reserve Bank of India. Sanjaya Kulkarni has been Co-Chairman from 1989 to 1993 and then Chairman of the Equipment Leasing Association of India from 1993 to 1995. Sanjaya Kulkarni has over 29 years of experience in the Indian financial services sector.

Sanjaya Kulkarni is the founder and Managing Director of India Direct Equity Advisors ("IDEA"), the local advisor to the IEP India Direct Fund, L.P. He represents IDEA as Chairman of the IDF Investment Committee since inception. He is also the Chairman of the eTEC investment committee. Sanjaya Kulkarni co-manages, eTEC ventures and IDEA which have corpuses of approximately $60M.

Arun Bewoor has been inducted into the Board as an Independent Director in the casual vacancy caused by the demise of Mr. Satish Lal Tandon. Mr. Bewoor is currently a Management Consultant and has retired as Vice President – India Region from International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) which he held since 2001. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Bush Boake Allen India which was subsequently taken over by IFF. He also held various honorary industry positions at different points in time as President - American Chamber of Commerce, Tamil Nadu, Madras Management Association, Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman of different Committees at CII, Member-Advisory Council – IMA and Member of Dakshina Chitra.

Mr. Bewoor had graduated from the Pune University with a Honors Degree in Physics and Mathematics and attended several Management Development Programs at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Narendra Ambwani had a career of 34 years with Johnson & Johnson, out of which 20 years as Managing Director in Indonesia and India. Currently, he serves on the boards of Godrej Consumer Products, Agro. Tech. Foods, RPG Life sciences, Parag Milk Foods, Disney UTV and Indian Society of Advertisers. He also mentors and guides CXO level leaders to successfully handle their multiple challenges.

MrNarendra is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and Post Graduate in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Narendra brings with him outstanding marketing and general management experience to the board. During his long stint with world renowned multinational Johnson & Johnson , he was responsible for developing strong leadership brands such as Johnson Baby Stayfree and Band-Aid.

Veena Gidwani, a Management graduate with over 40 years experience in Marketing, Advertising & PR, is an independent Strategic PR Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Teacher at post-graduate communication Institutes. Her corporate training programmes cover Leadership Training for women managers, Media handling workshops for senior corporate spokespersons and PR for Brand Building for brand managers. Veena retired as CEO of Madison Public Relations, the specialist Reputation Management unit of Madison World, in 2012, after a successful 12 year tenure, in which she grew the agency’s client roster from one to an extensive list of blue-chip companies and brands; from a staff of four to a large team spread across four offices.

At Madison, she grew the business through innovative PR campaigns for MNC and Indian corporates & built a team of young, qualified & motivated professionals. Madison PR is recognized as a Brand PR specialist.

Veena has rich & varied experience at both agency & client ends. Since 1995, she was responsible for setting up & managing communications consultancies. Before joining Madison, Veena was President & CEO of Pressman Advertising’s PR business , which she set up and built. She also had a successful tenure as Director and CEO of the Creative agency of Tata Donnelly Ltd.

She, represented India as Jury for the PR category at the Cannes Festival of Creativity 2011 and is the recipient of the 'Indira Super Achievers Award' for Woman Achievers. She is Professor Emeritus at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication. She speaks at industry forums and Communication Conferences regularly.

Veena has served on several industry bodies in varied capacities including as President of PRCAI and PRSI Mumbai Chapter, Vice President , ISB Mumbai Chapter and on various committees of the Advertising Club. Her other interests include Indian music, playing bridge and cooking.

She is a Food Artist with PING Digital Broadcast and is featured on two channels ’IFN Sindhi’ and ’I’ve No Time To Cook’ on YouTube. Her first book The ’I’ve No Time To Cook’ Book targeted at busy working professionals has been very successful. Veena contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines & has appeared on food shows on leading TV channels.

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.

Lt. Gen D B Singh (Chairman), Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Mr. Arun Bewoor, Mr. Narendra Ambwani, Ms. Denise Lynn Hansen and Ms. Veena Vishindas Gidwani

Lt. Gen D B Singh (Chairman) Ms. Denise Lynn Hansen, Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Mr. Narendra Ambwani, Mr. Arun Bewoor, Ms. Veena Vishindas Gidwani and Mr. James Patrick Kinnerk.

Lt. Gen D B Singh (Chairman), Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Mr. Arun Bewoor, Mr. Narendra Ambwani and Ms. Veena Vishindas Gidwani

Lt. Gen D B Singh (Chairman), Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Mr. Arun Bewoor, Mr. Narendra Ambwani, Ms. Denise Lynn Hansen, Ms. Veena Vishindas Gidwani, Mr. Sachin Gopal and Mr. James Patrick Kinnerk.

Lt. Gen D B Singh (Chairman), Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Mr. Arun Bewoor, Mr. Narendra Ambwani, Ms. Denise Lynn Hansen, Ms. Veena Vishindas Gidwani and Mr. James Patrick Kinnerk.