Leadership Profiles

Kalyan Ram Madabhushi

CEO - Global Chemicals & Group Business Head - Fertilisers and Insulators, Aditya Birla Group

Kalyan Ram Madabhushi is a senior business leader who has worked for the past two decades (1996-2017) with Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands and Singapore. He last worked as a global general manager in the Shell Downstream Chemicals business. He returned to India after more than two decades and joined Aditya Birla Group (ABG) in early 2018, to lead the Group's Global Chemicals business together with its Fertilizers and Insulators businesses.

Kalyan has been the President of the Board of Shell Chemicals North East Europe (2008-12), Board member (2006-2009) - ISOPA (Isocyanates & Polyols Industry Association, Europe) & Chairman of the Board - Flexible Stabstock Foam Industry Group, Europe.

Kalyan is also engaged with regulatory authorities, leading negotiations on behalf of European Petrochemical Industry, engage European Chemicals Agency-ECHA (with President of ECHA on REACH, Product Registration and Testing issues) and leading Free Trade Agreements (India, S. Korea) - Advise Economic Development Board, Singapore, on behalf of the Industry to prepare for FTA negotiations.

With a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (NIT Warangal, 1984-88) and an MBA specialized in International Business (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, 1989-91), Kalyan continued his executive leadership learning at IMD Switzerland and University of Oxford. In his spare time, Kalyan coaches/mentors young entrepreneurs in Europe and Asia and delivers leadership lectures as a visiting faculty for business schools and student communities in France, Singapore and the Netherlands.

Married with a son and daughter, Kalyan was born and brought up in Hyderabad. He enjoys carnatic classical music & reading, and loves playing badminton and carrom.

  • 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.

  • Rohit Pathak

    CEO - Insulators

    Rohit Pathak, the CEO and President of Aditya Birla Insulators, joined the Aditya Birla Group in 2011 and is currently leading the transformation of ABI into a global business and diversifications. Prior to this role, he used to serve as the Principal EA to the Aditya Birla Group Chairman, i.e. Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla and help to manage all the businesses by getting involved in strategic planning and monitoring across all businesses. His expertise spans various realms, such as business turnaround, inorganic growth, business plan development and delivery, and large scale performance transformations.

  • 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.