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R. S. Agarwal

Founder & Executive Chairman

R. S. Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, LLB and a Master Degree holder in Commerce. From a very humble beginning and with very limited resources, Agarwal has driven the Company with exceptional and extra ordinary skills to make Emami reach its present stage. Considered as a present-day Management Guru who is innovative, an administrator par excellence and possessor of great consumer insight and far sight. He along with Co-Founder, R S Goenka is considered as unparalleled achievers of the modern business. His forte lies in identifying and capitalising on opportunities with speed and precision. His academic brilliance is an asset during times of major implementations. He rethinks, redefines and reshapes the organisation continuously, which is his mantra of management. He has served as a Director of West Bengal Industrial Development Corp Ltd in the past and is a Trustee of Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industries. He is attached with many philanthropic and social organisations, is equally adept at CSR, and is associated with various Charitable Trusts. He is an avid reader and writer. He is a passionate collector of art and owns an impressive and vast collection of many priceless works. Among innumerable awards and recognitions for his outstanding contribution to the industry and society as a whole, Mr. Agarwal is the proud recipient of the Global Xaverian Award in 2014. He has also been conferred Degree of D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by KIIT University of Bhubaneswar in 2017 and Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil.) Honoris Causa degree by Amity University, Kolkata in 2021.

R. S. Goenka

Founder & Wholetime Director

R. S. Goenka is a Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Law. A taxation expert, he is a master in strategic planning, corporate affairs and finance. A great creator of shift of mindset, he is always open to new ways of doing things to build new capabilities. He recognises the need to go into details and gives significant premium on loyalty and commitment. He served as the Honorary Consul of Republic of Poland in Kolkata and was the 5th Indian to have been awarded the Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in 2007. He is the Co-Chairman of Indian Cancer Society, Kolkata and President of Sri Academy besides being associated with a number of Schools, Charitable Trusts and Philanthropic organisations. He is a Director-Member of the Managing Committee of Merchant Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI). Among innumerable awards and recognitions for his outstanding contribution to the industry and society as a whole, KIIT University of Bhubaneswar and Amity University, Kolkata have conferred Mr. Goenka along with Mr. Agarwal with Degree of D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) in 2017 and Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil.) Honoris Causa degree in 2021 respectively.

K N Memani

Independent Director

K.N. Memani, an Independent Director, is a Chartered Accountant and former Chairman and Country Managing Partner of Ernst and Young, India. He serves as an Independent Director of JK Lakshmi Cement Limited and DLF Limited. He has expertise in business and corporate advisory, foreign taxation, financial consultancy and has advised several domestic and foreign companies on corporate affairs. He holds the rare distinction of being the very first Indian to get appointed as the Chairman of the External Audit Committee of the International Monetary Fund for the year 1999-2000. Former Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in India and the Past President of Indo American Chamber of Commerce as well as PHD Chamber of Commerce, he was also at the helm of affairs of various distinguished bodies like as the Co-Chairman of New Company Law Drafting Committee and the first Chairman of the Quality Review Board, set up by Government of India. He has been honoured with "Doctor of Literature" (D. Litt), Honoris Causa for his contribution in the field of Corporate Governance and Finance from Apeejay Stya University.

Y. P. Trivedi

Independent Director

Y.P. Trivedi, an Independent Director, eminent tax expert and advocate, Supreme Court, is also a former Rajya Sabha member of the Parliament. He is a member of the Managing Committee of the Merchants Chamber of Commerce and also a member of various Government Committees like the Standing Committee on Finance and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce among others. He has served as an Independent Director of Reliance Industries ltd and Chaired the Audit Committee. Shri Trivedi  serves as an Independent Director of Zodiac Clothing Co Ltd and The Supreme Industries Ltd.

P. K. Khaitan

Independent Director

P.K. Khaitan, an Independent Director, is a Bachelor of Commerce, LLB and Attorney-at-Law (Bells Chamber, Gold Medallist). He is an Advocate and the Senior Partner of M/s. Khaitan & Co, a leading Indian law firm and also member of the Bar Council of India, the Bar Council of West Bengal and the Indian Council of Arbitration. He has extensive experience in the fields of commercial and corporate laws, tax laws, arbitration, foreign collaborations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He serves as an Independent Director of Electrosteel Castings Limited, Graphite India Limited and India Glycols Limited.

C. K. Dhanuka

Independent Director

Shri C. K. Dhanuka, aged about 62 years, is a graduate in Commerce and well known Industrialist and promoter of "Dhunseri" group of Companies. He is Chairman & Managing Director of Dhunseri Tea & Industries Ltd and Executive Chairman of Dhunseri Ventures Ltd.

He is an Independent Director of CESC Ltd and also serves as Chairman of Audit Committee of CESC Ltd.

He is the Ex-Chairman of FICCI (Eastern Regional Council) and is also a member of the National Committee of FICCI. Shri C.K Dhanuka is Ex-Chairman of the Indian Tea Association and the Ex-Vice Chairman of the Tea Board. He also serves as Director of Dhunseri Investments Ltd, Dhunseri Infrastructure Ltd. and Naga Dhunseri Group Ltd., IVL Dhunseri Petrochem Industries Private Limited amongst others.

S. B. Ganguly

Independent Director

Shri S. B. Ganguly, an Independent Director, is the former Chairman of Exide Industries Ltd.

He is former Non-Executive Chairman of Peerless Trust Management Co Ltd, Non-Executive Director of The Calcutta Stock Exchange Ltd, Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd, Magma Fin Corp Ltd and West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd.

He is Ex-President of the Indian Football Association (WB) and Ex-Trustee of the Academy of Fine Arts (Kolkata).

Amit Kiran Deb

Independent Director

Amit Kiran Deb, an Independent Director, is the former Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal and former Chairman of Gujarat Ambuja Housing Development Limited, a joint sector company. He is also the former Commissioner cum Secretary, Education and Social Welfare Department, Government of Tripura and Former Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and Department of Electronics, Government of India.

He serves as an Independent Director of Skipper Limited, Star Cement Limited, Meghalaya Power Limited, Century Plyboards (India) Limited, B & A Limited and India Power Corporation Ltd.

Debabrata Sarkar

Independent Director

Debabrata Sarkar, a Master of Commerce and a holder of distinctive qualifications of FCA and CAIIB, is the former Chairman & Managing Director of Union Bank of India over the period from April 2012 till November 2013. Prior to that, Shri Sarkar was the Executive Director (Wholetime) of Allahabad Bank from 2009 to 2012. Having an illustrious professional career, during his earlier assignment with Bank of Baroda, Shri Sarkar gradually grew from the position of Manager (Credit) to the level of a General Manager.

His long career as a successful banker saw him handling various other significant responsibilities as the Director on the Board of Central Securities Depository Ltd, Mumbai; Director on the Board of Bank of Baroda (Botswana) Ltd.; Director on the Board of Bank of India; Director on the Board of All Bank Finance Ltd.; Chairman of the Banking Advisory Board, Welingker Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai; Non- Executive Chairman of Union KBC Ltd and Star Union Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd.; Member of Governing Board of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai and Empowered Committee on ECB, RBI ; Independent External Monitor of NABARD and EXIM Bank, and many more.

A proud recipient of industry awards like the Financial Inclusion Award 2013-Person of the Year by Skotch Group and Excellence in Financial Communication Award for the year 2012 by Association of Business Communicators of India, Shri Sarkar holds the distinction of being appointed as the Independent Director on boards of various companies like Vistra- ITCL (India) Ltd., Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd and Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. etc.

He also serves as Independent Director of BOI Merchant Bankers Limited, Easy Home Finance Limited, IDL Explosives Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Ltd, and GOCL Corporation Limited

Sushil K Goenka

Managing Director

S K Goenka is one of the pillars of Emami Ltd. With rich industry experience, he drives production, factory operations, distribution, procurement and packaging among others. His leadership skills have led his team at all units across the country to achieve excellence in quality management, which have been recognised by winning various awards and accolades. His benevolent nature and people skills make him the right candidate for man management and operations.

Sushil Goenka is not only an able administrator and business man, he also has a philanthropic side to him. He plays an important role in the CSR activities undertaken by the Emami Group. He holds the position of the Secretary of various Trusts viz Aradhana Trust, Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust (Kolkata) and Vivekananda Hospital and Research Center, Kolkata.

Mamta Binani

Independent Director

Mrs. Mamta Binani is a B.Com and a Law Graduate and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is an Insolvency Professional registered with the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India. She has over 21 years of experience in corporate consultation & advisory. She has held the position of an All India President of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India in the year 2016. She has also been the First Lady Chairperson of the Eastern India of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India in the year 2010. She was conferred with a certificate of doctor of excellence in the field of management at the 3rd Intelligentsia Summit in 2017 and the Bharat Nirman Award in 2010. She is the Vice President of the National Company Law Tribunal Kolkata Bar Association, and the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Corporate Law and Governance, Merchant Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kolkata and the Co-Chairperson of the Stress Resolution Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

She is on the Board of several companies like Balarampur Chini Mills Ltd, Emami paper Mills Ltd, GPT Infrastructure Ltd, Century Plyboards (India) Ltd, Skipper India Ltd, Kalpana Industries Ltd .

Mohan Goenka

Wholetime Director

A Management Graduate from Cardiff University, UK, Mohan Goenka is a Whole-time Director at Emami Ltd., one of India’s leading and fastest growing personal and healthcare business with enviable portfolio of household brand names like BoroPlus, Navratna, Fair and Handsome, Zandu Balm, Menthoplus Balm and Kesh King.

Mohan, also a key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team that is responsible for the Group's overall strategy, uses his extensive knowledge and experience in brand development, strategy and marketing to co-lead the FMCG business of the Company and identify opportunities for growth. He holds a key position in developing the market share of the Company in India and leads functions like Marketing, Sales and Investor Relations. His strong people skills and team building capabilities make him a natural leader.

One of his key achievements include the launch of Fair and Handsome, the first fairness cream for men in India and a category creator, making the brand the undisputed market leader since its launch in 2005. His affable personality, passion for work, market insights and quick decision making abilities are a source of inspiration to any aspiring businessman.

Mohan holds the prestigious position of being the Honorary Consul of Poland in Kolkata and is the former Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council for FMCG.

Aditya V Agarwal

Non Executive Director

Aditya V Agarwal is a man who always sees life in a positive light and believes in confronting challenges head-on. Being one of the eldest scions of the Emami family, Aditya has witnessed the growth of the company from its humble beginning to it being one of the leading FMCG companies in India today. He has imbibed the drive and passion from the Founders of the Company which is required to grow a company from strength to strength. He has exemplary innovision and is capable of turning around businesses with his determination and vision. At a young age he has made an indelible imprint in running a corporate conglomerate and can be a fountain of inspiration to any aspiring businessman. Being extremely versatile and an expert at PR and man management, Aditya heads the edible oil and bio-diesel, health care and paper/paper-board manufacturing businesses of the Group. The Group's cement business, which was set up a few years ago and headed by Aditya along with his friend & business partner Manish Goenka, fetched an enterprise value of a staggering Rs.5500 cr for its strong brand equity.

He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ethiopia in Kolkata.

Harsha V. Agarwal

Wholetime Director

Harsha V. Agarwal, a key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team that is responsible for the Group's overall growth strategy, is one of the youngest and most promising second generation leaders of the Group. Harsha co-leads the FMCG business along with other Promoter Directors of Emami Ltd. With extensive knowledge of marketing and brand development, he leads the Corporate Strategy, Marketing, M&A, Human Resource, Information Technology, Corporate Communication, Media and Advertising functions of Emami Ltd. He also heads the Organisation's digital initiatives.

Being very farsighted and strategic in dealings, Harsha spearheaded the acquisition of Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd in 2008 and the subsequent demerger of its FMCG business into Emami Ltd in 2009. He continues to look after Zandu's Ayurvedic and Health Care Business. In 2015, Harsha steered the acquisition of the Kesh King business and subsequently made strategic investments in new-age start-ups such as The Man Company & Brillare. This was followed by the acquisition of Creme 21, a leading German personal care brand in early 2019.

A born leader, Harsha's in-depth knowledge of different businesses is a great asset to the organization and it helps in identifying opportunities for its growth. His grit, determination and business acumen has already made a defining mark in running a business behemoth, which is a source of inspiration to any aspiring businessperson. Harsha was awarded as one of the India's Hottest Young Business Leaders in the prestigious "FORTY UNDER 40" list put together by The Economic Times & Spencer Stuart in 2016.

Priti Sureka

Wholetime Director

A graduate alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Priti A Sureka is an inspiring woman business leader. A key member of Emami Group's core Advisory Team that is responsible for the Group's overall strategy, Priti co-leads the FMCG business along with other Promoter Directors of Emami Ltd.

With her deep understanding of the evolving needs of consumers resulting in dynamic changes to product lines across the globe, she passionately guides research to "innovate with purpose" by anticipating future consumer needs and aspirations and developing and marketing new products to fulfil them. With her mantra "Do it now!" Priti leads her team of professionals from the front, continuously raising the bar to ensure sustained high growth rate. She ensures seamless cohesion between various functions of the FMCG business and takes special interest in studying the consumer landscape to charter the strategic growth of the company in the right direction. Priti, as a woman leader, passionately advocates the cause for woman empowerment and actively supports the Udayan Shalini project that provides education to underprivileged girls.

Prashant Goenka

Wholetime Director

Prashant Goenka with his expertise in markets like Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Russia & CIS and SAARC heads the International Business of Emami Limited. His in-depth knowledge about the overseas markets coupled with strategic vision has helped Emami to establish itself as a leading ayurvedic and natural personal care manufacturer in the international arena. Being passionate and result oriented, Prashant spearheads a team of high performing professionals across geographies delivering sustained growth.

A MBA in Finance & International Marketing from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, UK, Prashant is a member of various reputed industry chambers such as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] and Merchant Chamber of Commerce. Being a dynamic leader, Prashant is determined to grow the Emami brand as a household name across the globe.

  • R. S. Agarwal
  • R. S. Goenka
  • K N Memani
  • Y. P. Trivedi
  • P. K. Khaitan
  • C. K. Dhanuka
  • S. B. Ganguly
  • Amit Kiran Deb
  • Debabrata Sarkar
  • Sushil K Goenka
  • Mamta Binani
  • Mohan Goenka
  • Aditya V Agarwal
  • Harsha V. Agarwal
  • Priti Sureka
  • Prashant Goenka

Management team

  • N H Bhansali - CEO - Finance Strategy & Business Development and CFO
  • AK Joshi - Company Secretary & VP - Legal
  • Dhiraj Agarwal - Head - Media Planning
  • Chandra Kant Katiyar - CEO Technical - Health Care Division
  • Punita Kalra - CEO - Research & Innovation Strategy and Corporate Quality Assurance
  • Vinod Rao - President - Sales, Consumer Care Division
  • Gul Raj Bhatia - President - Health Care Division
  • Vivek Dhir - CEO - International Marketing Division