Leadership Profiles

Jayant V Dhobley

Business Head and CEO, Global Chemicals, Fashion Yarn, & Insulators

Jayant V Dhobley joined the Aditya Birla Group in January 2021. Prior to joining ABG, Jayant worked for Amcor Limited where he led Strategy & Operations for the Asia Pacific region.

He has about 30 years of experience in the Specialty Materials, Polymers, Packaging & Chemical Industries of which over 17 years were with the Engineering Materials division of Royal DSM NV.

Jayant has worked across multiple functions (P&L, Strategy, M&A, Projects, Operations) in both regional and global roles. He has a deep understanding of Asia Pacific markets after living in Shanghai, China for 10 years (2002-12) followed by 8 years in Singapore (2012-20).

Starting a career in 1991 with product development in the SME sector, and after a short entrepreneurial stint, Jayant joined Greaves Cotton & Co Ltd in 1995 for their ABS/SAN Polymerisation & Compounding Plant project in Rajasthan. In 1999, he joined DSM India as the Operations Manager and helped to set up the Engineering Plastics business in India which was acquired from Century Enka in a strategic partnership. Jayant led large, multi-cultural teams and critical projects across his diverse portfolio over a long stint of 17 years with DSM before he joined Amcor in 2016.

Jayant has a B.E. in Polymer Technology from the University of Pune and is a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has attended Executive Leadership Programs both at Wharton School of Business USA and Duke CE USA.

  • Manoj Kedia

    CFO - Chemicals, Fertilisers, Insulators

    With over three decades of experience at Aditya Birla Group, Manoj Kedia started his career at Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. in 1989 and recently joined the CFO, CFI sector on the 1st of July, 2019. With his expertise, he has played a vital role in driving the corporate finance function of the Group companies and businesses and in acquisitions, restructuring & incubation of new businesses.

  • Chandra Bhattacharjee

    CHRO - Chemicals, Fertilisers, Insulators

    Chandra Bhattacharjee, with over 28 years of experience in human resource management, is currently CHRO of the CFI business of Aditya Birla Group. Her expertise spans a variety of realms, including IT enabled HR, HR strategy, leadership development, and learning. She was the program director at the Management Development Institute of ABG, i.e. Gyanodaya.

  • Amit Kumar

    Chief Supply Chain Officer - Chemicals, Fertilisers, Insulators

    Amit Kumar is the President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Aditya Birla Group's global CFI sector in Mumbai. Other than being a part of the leadership team of the CFI business of the group, he is responsible for supply chain excellence, talent development, strategic & operational end-to-end leadership across the entire domain of supply chain functions, including strategic sourcing, procurement, logistics related to supply chain, and supply chain excellence leading with digital and information technology.

  • Shobhit Aggarwal

    Joint President & Chief Strategy Officer

    Shobhit Aggarwal leads the Strategy, Branding and Communication function for the Global Chemical, Fertilizer and Insulator businesses. As a Joint President at Aditya Birla Group, he brings varied global experience in Strategy, M&A, post-merger integration and driving transformations. Prior to this he was working with Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of ABG as his Executive Assistant. He has been conferred with Chairman’s award as an Exceptional Contributor in 2019.

     

    Before joining the Aditya Birla Group in 2015, Shobhit worked at McKinsey & Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and PGDM from IIM Lucknow, with intervening stints at MRC LMB Cambridge and UJM Lyon.

  • Jayant Dua

    Chief Executive Officer - Grasim Industries Ltd., Chemical Division

    With over 2 decades of experience at Aditya Birla Group across various businesses, Mr Jayant Dua has undertaken multiple roles, including CEO of CTIL - cement division, CEO & Managing director of Birla Sun Life Insurance, and CEO of Aditya Birla Insulators. He is currently the CEO of Grasim Industries Ltd (chemical division). He graduated as a chemical engineer from IIT Delhi and pursued his MBA at IMI. Moreover, he is also an alumnus at Harvard Business School, USA.

  • Ajay Mahajan

    SBU Head - Overseas Chemicals

    As SBU-Head of Aditya Birla Chemicals Thailand Limited (Phosphates, Sulphites and Chlor Alkali divisions) and Thai Peroxide Limited, Ajay is defining and advancing a strategic roadmap to transform the company's growth & earnings profile. He holds an MBA from Bangkok University and graduated with a B.E. degree in Electronics and a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from M.S. University. In addition, Ajay has attended executive leadership programs at INSEAD, Harvard and Wharton.

  • Pradip Dubey

    SBU Head Global Epoxy

    Pradip Kumar Dubey, the Senior President of the Epoxy business for Aditya Birla Chemicals, has over 26 years of experience across varied functions, such as R&D, application development, operations, sales & marketing, and business development. With his dynamic and impactful leadership skills, the group as well as the company has achieved several milestones and accreditations.

  • Omprakash Chitlange

    Chief Executive Officer - Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group

    Omprakash Chitlange has over four decades of rich experience and is a veteran in strategy, finance, operations, marketing and general management. A Chartered Accountant, he joined Century Textiles and Industries Limited in 1984 as the in-charge of the Finance Department, then worked across various functions and rose to the level of Business Head of Century Rayon in 2008. Under his leadership, Century Rayon has fortified its position and has won many awards and accolades. Mr. Chitlange has also served as the Managing Director of Century Enka and is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Fashion Yarn business (Viscose Filament Yarn), Aditya Birla Group. Omprakash Chitlange is the President of Association of Man-Made Fibre Industry of India (AMFII), Chairman of the Governing Council at B.K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Kalyan (Autonomous) and B.K. Birla Public School, Kalyan (CBSE affiliated), that is amongst the top 10 CBSE Schools in Mumbai

  • Sunil Kulwal

    CEO - Fertilisers

    With over 32 years of experience in a variety of roles at Grasim Chemicals Division, Nagda, Vikram Ispat, and Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd., Australia, Dr. Sunil Kulwal has been with the Aditya Birla Group since 1984. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary and has played various roles till now, such as finance & commercial head, profit centre head, and the leader of the team responsible for strategy development, business growth, and project execution.

  • K. Sendhil Naathan

    President & CEO of TANFAC Industries Ltd.

    He holds Master Degrees in Technology (M.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and Business Administration (MBA) from Leicester University, United Kingdom. He has excelled in R&D, Innovation, Global Marketing, Supply Chain, General Management with P&L Responsibility. Under his Leadership, TANFAC has been Turned Around with a Transformational Change. He has rich Global Techno Commercial Experience of 34 years in the Field of Epoxy Resins, Hydro Fluoric Acid and its derivatives.

  • Ajit Rajagopalan

    CEO - Insulators

    As CEO of Aditya Birla Insulators (ABI), Ajit Rajagopalan is focused on establishing and strengthening ABI’s position among the global leaders in the Insulators industry. In around 15 years with the Aditya Birla Group, Ajit has worked with multiple businesses as well as the corporate centre. He has undertaken a variety of roles spanning manufacturing, business development and strategy, and located across India, China and Thailand. Prior to the Aditya Birla Group, Ajit has over a decade of experience across business consulting, operations and entrepreneurship.

  • Kamesh Dixit

    Chief Customer Excellence Manager, Chemicals, FertiIisers and Insulators

    Kamesh Dixit, has over three decades of experience in Sales, Marketing & Operations. He is currently Chief Customer Excellence Manager of CFI. Kamesh’s expertise spans a variety of realms, including Sales & Marketing, Production, and Research & Development. Prior to this role, he was the Global Head, Marketing at Birla Carbon.