Making supply chain happen

Foodlanders are passionate people who live by the motto “We make things happen.” At the centre of this, are a group of visionary leaders who guide the organisation. Our leaders work together to transform supply chains and enhance value of the entire food ecosystem. The same passion runs among all people across geographies and teams. For us, success is not an achievement, it is a lifestyle. It is the Foodland way of working.

Board of Directors

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“Start Small, Stay Focussed, Think Big.”

RAJU SHETE

RAJU SHETE

Director

Mr Raju Shete is the promoter of the Planet Group of companies, and provides stewardship support and strategic guidance to the Planet Group of companies and ventures in which the Planet Group participates. The Planet group is headquartered in Singapore Some past partnerships, joint ventures and business collaborations that Mr Shete has been associated with include those with Accor, the Compass Group and Sodexo. Mr Shete served as the founder and chairman of Radhakrishna Hospitality Services (RKHS; now Sodexo, India), Founder and Director of Accor Services India (now Eden Red, India) and Founder and Director of Consolidated Services (now part of the Compass Group). In these roles, Mr Shete has built large-scale services companies with thousands of staff and hundreds of service unit locations globally and in India.

RAJU SHETE

Director
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PALEPU SUDHIR RAO

Independent Director

PALEPU SUDHIR RAO

PALEPU SUDHIR RAO

Independent Director

Palepu Sudhir Rao nurture early/growth stage enterprises to assisting listed entities in the areas of Strategic Direction, Business Research and Revenue Management, Performance & Capital Management, and Stakeholder Relations. He has invested and advised a number of Technology Ventures that impact Education, Healthcare, Banking & Financial Services from incubation through to listing them on Public Markets. Rao was a key participant in the Indian Capital Market, between 1989 and 1999, a period that saw the emergence of structural change and reforms in the Indian Financial Services and Capital Markets.

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HITESH B. RESHAMWALA

Non-Executive Director

PALEPU SUDHIR RAO

HITESH B. RESHAMWALA

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hitesh Reshamwala is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance, tax and statutory compliance related matters. His know-how is spread across diverse sectors and geographies such as manpower, logistics, and oil & gas. Mr. Reshamwala has extensively worked with industries that are food and near food related. With tax and statutory compliance being his forte, he is an adviser to companies at various levels of their growth cycles from start-ups to established companies with thousands of FTE’s in India and abroad.

Leadership Team

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KRISHNA SHETE

KRISHNA SHETE

Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Shete provides strategic guidance and decision support to all functional leadership. He envisions organisation alignment, process transformations, capacity and capability building, data and digital integrations, future relevant systems and tools, and inspires functional teams to achieve these goals.

Being a part of the business for over 14 years, Krishna is leading the business in its evolution as the total value chain partner across the food industry. He is passionate about leveraging systems while orchestrating people, process, and technology to create global business solutions. He has also championed multiple sustainability and innovation initiatives across the company.

Krishna is an alumnus from The Stern School of Business at NYU and is an active member of the Mumbai Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

Chief Executive Officer
KRISHNA SHETE

KRISHNA SHETE

Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Shete provides strategic guidance and decision support to all functional leadership. He envisions organisation alignment, process transformations, capacity and capability building, data and digital integrations, future relevant systems and tools, and inspires functional teams to achieve these goals.

Being a part of the business for over 14 years, Krishna is leading the business in its evolution as the total value chain partner across the food industry. He is passionate about leveraging systems while orchestrating people, process, and technology to create global business solutions. He has also championed multiple sustainability and innovation initiatives across the company.

Krishna is an alumnus from The Stern School of Business at NYU and is an active member of the Mumbai Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organisation.

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DEEPAK SONI

DEEPAK SONI

Chief Growth Officer

Deepak Soni drives sharp revenue focus and sales rigour in the way we market and sell our solutions and offerings. Deepak is responsible for delivering profitable and sustainable revenue growth across our chosen categories/ channels and customer groups while managing key account relationships, client engagements and new customer acquisitions. He is also responsible for driving internal and external marketing and communication to enhance brand awareness, build thought leadership, and create demand-pull for our solutions and offerings.

With 12+ years of multi sector exposure in strategy formulation, driving growth P&L, business development, process excellence, mentoring high performing teams, stakeholder management, project management and change management, Deepak has proved to be an impact leader. He has designed and managed corporate strategy, operations, processes and performance of early-stage businesses and spearheaded strategic project initiatives for productivity enhancements and process improvements. He has also modelled a globally relevant, innovative, sustainable and low-cost nutrition model to tackle malnutrition.

Deepak is an alumnus of the Chicago Booth School of Business with a degree in General Management. He has done his post-graduation in Marketing and Finance and B.Sc. in Computer Science.

Chief Growth Officer
DEEPAK SONI

DEEPAK SONI

Chief Growth Officer

Deepak Soni drives sharp revenue focus and sales rigour in the way we market and sell our solutions and offerings. Deepak is responsible for delivering profitable and sustainable revenue growth across our chosen categories/ channels and customer groups while managing key account relationships, client engagements and new customer acquisitions. He is also responsible for driving internal and external marketing and communication to enhance brand awareness, build thought leadership, and create demand-pull for our solutions and offerings.

With 12+ years of multi sector exposure in strategy formulation, driving growth P&L, business development, process excellence, mentoring high performing teams, stakeholder management, project management and change management, Deepak has proved to be an impact leader. He has designed and managed corporate strategy, operations, processes and performance of early-stage businesses and spearheaded strategic project initiatives for productivity enhancements and process improvements. He has also modelled a globally relevant, innovative, sustainable and low-cost nutrition model to tackle malnutrition.

Deepak is an alumnus of the Chicago Booth School of Business with a degree in General Management. He has done his post-graduation in Marketing and Finance and B.Sc. in Computer Science.

SANDEEP DASH

SANDEEP DASH

Chief of Operations – 4PL

Sandeep Dash is focussed towards continuously evolving our 4PL offerings where we have made significant investments made into developing capabilities and solutions. Many of these solutions are now well accepted and demanded by the customers. These 4PL solutions have helped us transition from a mere 3PL service provider to a preferred fulfilment partner for our clients.

He has 20 years of experience in Strategy, Business Consulting, Business Development, Operations Management and P&L Management. He has worked across sectors like Telecommunications, Industrial Products and Infrastructure. He has had global exposure in understanding business environments and cultures across USA, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia

Sandeep is an alumnus of Goa Institute of Management in Finance and Systems. He has done his graduation from NIT, Rourkela.

Chief of Operations – 4PL
SANDEEP DASH

SANDEEP DASH

Chief of Operations – 4PL

Sandeep Dash is focussed towards continuously evolving our 4PL offerings where we have made significant investments made into developing capabilities and solutions. Many of these solutions are now well accepted and demanded by the customers. These 4PL solutions have helped us transition from a mere 3PL service provider to a preferred fulfilment partner for our clients.

He has 20 years of experience in Strategy, Business Consulting, Business Development, Operations Management and P&L Management. He has worked across sectors like Telecommunications, Industrial Products and Infrastructure. He has had global exposure in understanding business environments and cultures across USA, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia

Sandeep is an alumnus of Goa Institute of Management in Finance and Systems. He has done his graduation from NIT, Rourkela.

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RAJDEEP MHATRE

RAJDEEP MHATRE

Chief of Operations – 3PL

Rajdeep Mhatre is responsible for consistently delivering exceptional operational performance, which is our most significant competitive advantage. He drives an agile and responsive operating team, network operations, fleet operations, warehousing, solutions, mobilisation and capacity augmentation.

He is a supply chain professional with 30+ years of experience in various industries like Chemical, Engineering Manufacturing units, Distribution Company, Retail and Wholesale. He has been instrumental across his organisations in setting-up Supply Chain Operations, Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, Planning and Analysis, Vendor Development, Contingency Planning, and Managing Cold Chains. With global exposure in Canada and Australian markets, he has a strong operational understanding across geographies.

Rajdeep has pursued his Post Graduation in Supply Chain from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai University and has a graduation in Economics.

Chief of Operations – 3PL
RAJDEEP MHATRE

RAJDEEP MHATRE

Chief of Operations – 3PL

Rajdeep Mhatre is responsible for consistently delivering exceptional operational performance, which is our most significant competitive advantage. He drives an agile and responsive operating team, network operations, fleet operations, warehousing, solutions, mobilisation and capacity augmentation.

He is a supply chain professional with 30+ years of experience in various industries like Chemical, Engineering Manufacturing units, Distribution Company, Retail and Wholesale. He has been instrumental across his organisations in setting-up Supply Chain Operations, Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, Planning and Analysis, Vendor Development, Contingency Planning, and Managing Cold Chains. With global exposure in Canada and Australian markets, he has a strong operational understanding across geographies.

Rajdeep has pursued his Post Graduation in Supply Chain from Welingkar Institute, Mumbai University and has a graduation in Economics.

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GIRISH DESHPANDE

GIRISH DESHPANDE

Chief Governance Officer

Girish Deshpande ensures corporate governance at the organisation. Finance, Commercials, Risk Management and Business Performance are his key areas of function. He is involved in the financial strategy and the monitoring of the organisational financial system.

His expertise lies in establishing a financial control environment that is aligned to achieve company goals, managing cash under different economic and business cycles, in organizations at various stages of maturity. He has gathered more than 18 years in Finance field by working closely with operating teams in the FMCG, Retail and Apparel Industries. He excels in Business and Finance Strategy, Budget Planning, Process Planning and Leading Finance and Legal Operations.

Girish is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant with a graduation in Commerce.

Chief Governance Officer
GIRISH DESHPANDE

GIRISH DESHPANDE

Chief Governance Officer

Girish Deshpande ensures corporate governance at the organisation. Finance, Commercials, Risk Management and Business Performance are his key areas of function. He is involved in the financial strategy and the monitoring of the organisational financial system.

His expertise lies in establishing a financial control environment that is aligned to achieve company goals, managing cash under different economic and business cycles, in organizations at various stages of maturity. He has gathered more than 18 years in Finance field by working closely with operating teams in the FMCG, Retail and Apparel Industries. He excels in Business and Finance Strategy, Budget Planning, Process Planning and Leading Finance and Legal Operations.

Girish is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant with a graduation in Commerce.

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ATUL KARODI

ATUL KARODI

Chief Assurance Officer

Atul Karodi drives “Assurance” through a consistent Foodland way of working across all our operating locations. People, process, and performance are the key pillars of our continued business excellence and Atul ensures brilliance in all these aspects throughout QHSE, Productivity, Innovations, Learning and Development and Performance Management.

He has been instrumental in driving productivity across organisations in his 15+ years of work experience. He specialises in operational approaches of Kaizen, Six Sigma and is pivotal in creating a culture of ongoing improvement and optimization.

Atul is an engineer from the University of Mumbai

Chief Assurance Officer
ATUL KARODI

ATUL KARODI

Chief Assurance Officer

Atul Karodi drives “Assurance” through a consistent Foodland way of working across all our operating locations. People, process, and performance are the key pillars of our continued business excellence and Atul ensures brilliance in all these aspects throughout QHSE, Productivity, Innovations, Learning and Development and Performance Management.

He has been instrumental in driving productivity across organisations in his 15+ years of work experience. He specialises in operational approaches of Kaizen, Six Sigma and is pivotal in creating a culture of ongoing improvement and optimization.

Atul is an engineer from the University of Mumbai

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RAHUL MEHTA

RAHUL MEHTA

Chief Information Officer

Rahul Mehta leverages the power of Data to deliver higher value to our clients. He ensures the foundations of Data Hygiene and Management are stable. He integrates digital solutions across functional areas to construct a seamless network across the organisation for constantly evolving future relevant systems.

He has been driving innovation & disruptive business models in supply chain and technology for 35 years. He excels in areas of Entrepreneurship, Business, Management, Ground Level Operations, Technology, People Management, Financial Planning, Execution and Consulting. He has been instrumental in driving digital strategies building future-relevant supply chains.

Rahul is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Chief Information Officer
RAHUL MEHTA

RAHUL MEHTA

Chief Information Officer

Rahul Mehta leverages the power of Data to deliver higher value to our clients. He ensures the foundations of Data Hygiene and Management are stable. He integrates digital solutions across functional areas to construct a seamless network across the organisation for constantly evolving future relevant systems.

He has been driving innovation & disruptive business models in supply chain and technology for 35 years. He excels in areas of Entrepreneurship, Business, Management, Ground Level Operations, Technology, People Management, Financial Planning, Execution and Consulting. He has been instrumental in driving digital strategies building future-relevant supply chains.

Rahul is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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SWAPNIL TULSANKAR

SWAPNIL TULSANKAR

Chief People Officer

Swapnil Tulsankar is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. He specifically focusses in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management and compensation.

With 15 years of subject expertise in HR Domain from FMCG, Food & Beverages, Infrastructure, Engineering and Supply Chain sectors, he has worked on organisation development and Change Management projects. He has designed and implemented HR processes like Talent Management, Performance Management, Organization Design Restructuring, Industrial Relations, and Workforce Planning and Optimization and many more. He has been pivotal in the Design Implementation of Capability Building and Leadership Development initiatives throughout his career.

Swapnil is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and he has done his graduation in Engineering from Mumbai University.

Chief People Officer
SWAPNIL TULSANKAR

SWAPNIL TULSANKAR

Chief People Officer

Swapnil Tulsankar is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. He specifically focusses in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management and compensation.

With 15 years of subject expertise in HR Domain from FMCG, Food & Beverages, Infrastructure, Engineering and Supply Chain sectors, he has worked on organisation development and Change Management projects. He has designed and implemented HR processes like Talent Management, Performance Management, Organization Design Restructuring, Industrial Relations, and Workforce Planning and Optimization and many more. He has been pivotal in the Design Implementation of Capability Building and Leadership Development initiatives throughout his career.

Swapnil is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and he has done his graduation in Engineering from Mumbai University.