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Gauri Gandhi
Head - Legal Function
Godrej & Boyce
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Gauri heads the Legal function for Godrej & Boyce that provides corporate services to all the business units. The function enables the businesses to resolve issues as an enabling partner and solution provider.

Having joined in 2002 as a Manager, she took charge of the function and steadily grew to lead the function in her current title as AVP. Under her leadership, several new initiatives aimed at raising the legal awareness levels have been launched across platforms such as the intranet, website, alerts journal, manuals, workshops & seminars.

She holds degrees in Arts (Psychology), Law and has a diploma in Intellectual Property Rights.

Gauri believes that the secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Kaustubh Shukla
Chief Operating Officer
high-tech Industrial Products businesses
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Kaustubh joined as a Management trainee in 1987 in the marketing department for Security Solutions. He quickly grew through the roles of branch manager, marketing manager, then through production, head of HR for office equipment, manufacturing head and head ofbusiness for Tooling. Today he the Chief Operating Officer for the high-tech Industrial Products businesses.

With his multi-faceted rich experience across diverse businesses, functions, responsibilities and complexities, he has played a key role in successful business turnaround while keeping the teamsaround him engaged, motivated and focussed. The teams have also been consistently winning national level awards for the last several years particularly in quality, TQM, TPM, skills etc.

Kaustubh holds a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering and a masters in management studies with a specialisation in marketing.

He believes that success is achieved by deep involvement of several players and never of an individual. Confidence in self and in the team is the essential ingredient for success.

Swapneel Nagarkar
Business Head
Godrej Security Solutions
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Swapneel joined Godrej & Boyce in 1995 in the marketing function of the furniture business (Godrej Interio). While adding on branch sales in experience, he contributed to the steep growth of sales, particularly an exponential increase in modular furniture business establishing Godrej as a favoured brand with influencer architects. Subsequently, he headed marketing for three product lines, did a cross functional assignment as the head of the manufacturing plants, and returned to marketing and sales as Senior Vice President. Today he is the Business Head for Godrej Security Solutions

Swapneel has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in management studies with a specialisation in Marketing.

Creating a work environment where the team feels motivated to deliver is Swapneel's endeavour. He believes in building capability to balance between the width and depth of a job profile. And taking initiative to resolve issues through communication.

Kamal Nandi
Business Head and Executive VP -
Godrej Appliances
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Kamal joined Godrej & Boyce in 1997 with a regional responsibility, and was promoted as the General Manager for West in 2001. His career and responsibilities grew within the Sales & Marketing domain, both in Indian and the global markets. In 2010, he became the Executive Vice President for Sales, Marketing & New Product Development. Today, he is the Business Head & Executive Vice President for Godrej Appliances.

Kamal is an eminent industry spokesperson; he is the Chairman of Home Appliance Industry Council of CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliance Manufacturers Association) and a Member of RAMA (Refrigeration & Air-conditioners Manufacturers Association). He heads the Godrej & Boyce Marketing Council and is a member of the Strategic Marketing Team for the Godrej Group.

Having completed his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MMS (Marketing) from Welingkar Institute, Kamal started his career with Crompton Greaves as Marketing Executive in the year 1990, and later in 1994 moved on to join IFB Bosch as Regional Manager (West), prior to joining Godrej.

Kamal and his wife live in Mumbai, with their two sons. His wife is a Senior HR Consultant.

Sujata Sanke
Innovation Strategy Specialist
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Sujata joined Godrej as the first official hire to their Innovation Team in 2010, and has worked on both, internal and external projects to help nurture and spread a culture of innovation through out the 14 business units in the company. In addition to focusing on various domains like Energy, Healthcare and Lifestyle, she has conducted extensive research in rural India and major cities alike, to inform disruptive innovation initiatives like ChotuKool; a "just-right" compact cooling solution designed to satisfy the unmet needs of consumers. As an Innovation Strategy Specialist, she is currently working with human resources to create a culture of strategic design thinking.

Prior to joining Godrej, Sujata was a software developer at Alcatel Lucent Technologies chosen to work on special projects in the U.S. but after earning her master's at the National Institute of Design (NID) she realized that her true passion was in creating experiences around people to improve aspects of their everyday life.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" is her motto. She believes in understanding users within their contexts and discovering the insights that aid creation of new business opportunities in order to develop platform solutions that solve their needs.

Anil Mathur
Chief Operating Officer
Godrej Interio
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Anil Mathur, Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio, has been instrumental in diversifying Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. from a predominantly office furniture & home storage business into home furniture, interiors, laboratory engineering solutions, healthcare and modular accommodation for ships. Godrej & Boyce is now seen as a single window solutions provider for Home & Work spaces.

Anil has a varied cross-functional and geographical experience. He has handled various product categories from consumer durables to high precision engineering products.

He is the Chairperson of the Good & Green Taskforce Committee at Godrej & Boyce. He also is a member of CII National Committee of Design.

Anil is one of the founder-members and the current President of the Association of Furniture Manufacturers of India (AFMI). He is also the Chairman of the CII-Furniture & Fittings Skill Council.

Hussain M Shariyarr
Head - Manufacturing Function,
Senior Vice President - Operations
Godrej Appliances
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Hussain joined Godrej & Boyce in 1993 as a young Graduate Engineer Trainee in the Appliances business. With initial grounding at the shop floor in welding and later experience in production planning & control, quality and operations, he has grown to currently head the manufacturing function as Senior Vice President – Operations for Godrej Appliances. The factories are located in Mohali and Shirwal (near Pune).

Hussain has undergone several developmental programmes including six sigma black belt, technical leadership programmes,lean manufacturing and the like. As a member of the core team, he has actively contributed to the implementation of ERP, six sigma, balance score card andlean manufacturing practices in the organisation. Under his leadership, theShirwal factory has acquired the CII GreenCo Platinum rating and is the first factory in India to do so.

His rich experience of 23 years across multiple functions is complemented by a bachelor's degree in engineering (production) and a master's in business administration (finance).

For Hussain, running independent manufacturing operations in remote places throws up new challenges every day and the mantra for success is passion, emotional connection with people and never saying no.

Anil Lingayat
Executive VP and Business Head - Godrej Material Handling
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Anil joined Godrej in 1985 to handle sales and service of industrial products at an upcountry location and grew to handle marketing for machine tools for the western region. The later years saw Anil adding diverse experiences in production planning, manufacturing, product supply, sales etc., some of which were national level roles. He went on to head the Product Supply for Godrej Interio. Currently he is the Executive Vice President and Business Head for Godrej Material Handling.

Under his leadership, branch sales reached new highs, some of the biggest projects were executed, and factories were established, upgraded and modernised with robotic integration even.

Anil has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and rich, cross functional expertise. He is a firm believer of team work and in learning from everyone around him. A constant focus on processes for their continual enhancement drives him.

Shubhi Sachan
Multi-disciplinary Designer - Godrej Innovation
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Shubhi is a multi-disciplinary designer who works with the Godrej Innovation & Design Centre researching material futures. She leads the Punah project that is taking a unique view on waste from industries in that it aims to create a new material library for today's creators in a world of scarce resources. The project will use waste to significantly upgrade and upcycle material via innovative applications in product design, architecture and construction, fashion and furniture design, creative engineering and R&D

After completing her bachelors in in textile design, Shubhi worked for five years as a print | embroidery | accessory designer for various clients like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren etc. and thereafter did her masters in textile futures (now known as material futures) at Central Saint Martin's, London.

Shubhi combines her research and analysis skills with her making skills in order to create new materials and objects for everyday's better living.

Gauri Gandhi
Gauri Gandhi
Kaustubh Shukla
Kaustubh Shukla
Swapneel Nagarkar
Swapneel Nagarkar
Kamal Nandi
Kamal Nandi
Sujata
Sujata Sanke
Anil Mathur
Anil Mathur
Hussain Shariyarr
Hussain Shariyarr
Anil Lingayat
Anil Lingayat

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