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9th Edition InnoPack F&B 2023 Confex
18 - 19 April 2023
The Leela Ambience, Gurugram
Assistant Vice PresidentReliance Retail
Managing DirectorSB Packagings Pvt. Ltd.
Vice President, Packaging OperationsRJ Corp. Varun Beverages Ltd
Assistant Vice President
SB Packagings Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Amit Banga did his MBA in 1992 and thereafter has over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry with SB Packagings, which he co-founded along with his father.
He is now the Managing Director of SBP, which is one of the leading packaging companies of India with a share of over 50% in the hygiene industry, having a major share of business with every leading brand of the country of customers like P&G, J&J, Kimberly Clarke, Unicharm etc.
The company has a turnover of INR 3 Billion in the current year and is a debt free company employing over 1000 people. Today, SBP is the largest poly bag manufacturer in India and has the widest product offerings in the food and hygiene space. Under his leadership, SBP has established itself as a packaging company dedicated towards providing innovative and environment friendly packaging solutions and has won numerous awards in various national and international forums.
Amit has been a strong advocate of developing recyclable solutions in the packaging space and has been instrumental in building the company values around this noble cause. He has been an active speaker on this topic and has won various awards for his contribution in this space.
Vice President, Packaging Operations
RJ Corp. Varun Beverages Ltd
Board Member & StakeholderPackult
Associate Vice President- Business Excellence & QualityEmami Group
Executive DirectorHaldiram Snacks Pvt.Ltd
General Manager SalesPackaging Division, Mamata Group
Head - PackagingNestle India
Former Secretary General FICCI
Co- Founder & and Chief Product OfficerNectwork Foods Pvt Ltd
Chief Regulatory Officer DFM Foods Ltd
Head – R&DKapiva Ayurveda
Executive Director & Chief Operating OfficerFonterra Future Dairy Private Limited
Senior Procurement ManagerMcDonalds
Secretary GeneralPlastic Packaging Research & Development
GM Supply ChainMother Dairy
PresidentFood Safety and Quality, CII
DGMSustainable Products & Packaging, ITC
Director Supply ChainBira 91
Chief General Manager – Sales (Packaging Board and Coated Paper)JK Paper Ltd
Senior General Manager & Head PackagingDiageo
Chief Operating Officer ITC’s Dairy & Beverages business
CEOSB Packagings Pvt. Ltd.
Independent Consultant Food
Global Category Manager & Procurement Director Asia Pacific Region – PackagingCargill
MD & CEOAntares Vision India Pvt Ltd / Advisor (Global Business Strategy)
Deputy Programme Manager Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Head Packaging DevelopmentEmami Agrotech
Head Packaging DevelopmentMarico Limited
VP LogisticsHindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
Director-Segment Development and Tapes South Asia, Avery Denisson
Regional Category LeadR&D Packaging Asia Pacific Region, Mondelēz International
Board Member & Stakeholder
1. Career Focused on –
1. Turnarounds- India Foils Ltd and Uflex Ltd
2. Very strong Marketing focus – Market expansion and diversification
3. Setting up new plants
4. Technology – First to introduce in India high quality continuous casting of Aluminum strip and rolling down to ultra-light gauge foil
5. In each Company established high growth with high value addition
6. Plant Management focused on quality, productivity, waste reduction and cost reduction
7. Market expansion and demand generation
8. Innovation and Development
2. 1965: Joined India Foils, (IFL) ( a Member of the Alcan Group) as Management Trainee. Trainings in UK; held various leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, Commercial and Manufacturing.
1983: Managing Director & CEO till 1994. During this period – Expansion, Backward Integration (Green Field Project), Diversification and Acquisition. IFL emerged as Market Leader in the Aluminum Foil & Flexible Packaging Business. Also was the first in India to introduce the technology and manufacturing of continuous casting of Aluminum.
1995: Executive Director, Bata India Limited
1995-1998: President, India Aluminum Company (Member of the Alcan Group)
1999-2001 May: Returned back to IFL as MD and CEO. IFL had fallen into difficult times with major cash losses. Working with the IFL team, turned around the Company within 9 months to a Book Profit scenario, without any cash infusion by Promoters.
2001 Jun- 30th Mar 2021- President/ Group President / Executive Director of Uflex Group. Specifically responsible for the Flexible Packaging Business of the Company.
1999 June – Business Volume 275 T/ Month
2021 Mar – Business Volume 7000 T/ Month
Retired from Uflex 15th Mar 2021
3. Served as Promoter Nominated Director at Metal Box Co., Government Nominated Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Andrew Yule & Company Limited and Kudremukh Iron Ore Co. I was a Member of the Management Committee of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of CII-West Bengal Committee.
4. I was in the Governing Body of Indian Institute of Packaging, Director at Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association, Executive Committee Member of Organisation of Plastic Producers of India (OPPI), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am also the driving force behind many global conferences related to Packaging & Films industry.
5. B.Sc (Hons) in Economics & Mathematics from Presidency College & Post Graduate in Business Studies from Kolkata University. Also attended Strategy & Leadership advance management programs by IIM Kolkata and Business School in UK.
6. A widely travelled man and very fond of music, Literary and Cultural activities, watching cricket and tennis.
7. Post retirement in March 2021, associated with Vijayneha Polymers Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad as Vice Chairman focusing on growth, development & institution of systems & processes.
8. Also associated with Packult as Stake Holder & Mentor. Packult is a packaging development & services startup
Associate Vice President- Business Excellence & Quality
Haldiram Snacks Pvt.Ltd
General Manager Sales
Packaging Division, Mamata Group
Avinash Bangale is a specialist in flexible packaging machines. A Mechanical Engineer with MBA Post Graduate
- Goa Institute of Management & 25 years of expertise in Packaging Machines for Product Development, Product Management, and Business Development. At the moment working as a General Manager with Mamata Machinery as well as assisting Mamata in expanding its Packaging Machinery business.
Head - Packaging
Former Secretary General
Co- Founder & and Chief Product Officer
Nectwork Foods Pvt Ltd
Jigar Mehta is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Nectwork Foods Pvt Ltd and leads Product innovation and Business operations for Honey Twigs - which aims to create healthy & fun experiences with superfoods. He completed his Masters in Marketing Communication from University of Westminster (London) during which his final thesis was based on Honey which later on became the base for the business. Honey Twigs was recently recognised as a Top Challenger D2C brand in the country by Yourstory.com
Jikul Purohit is a co-founder of Packfora LLP, seasoned packaging professional having 17 years of experience. He lead various local and global packaging design and development role at Unilever, He has worked across all three categories (Foods & Refreshments, Home Care, Personal Care). In his last role he lead packaging sustainability agenda for Unilever Asia, working closely with packaging professionals and partners across South Asia, South East Asia, China and Australia. He is Electronics engineer with PG Diploma in packaging from Indian Institute of packaging.He is well known within packaging industry for his collaborative approach, nurturing leadership, creativity and problem solving. He is awarded with prestigious world star award and various Asia star, India star and Pack-machine awards.
Chief Regulatory Officer
DFM Foods Ltd
Head – R&D
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Fonterra Future Dairy Private Limited
Senior Procurement Manager
Plastic Packaging Research & Development
GM Supply Chain
Food Safety and Quality, CII
Sustainable Products & Packaging, ITC
Mr.Sridharr, an alumni of the Indian Institute of Packaging , has been in the field of marketing packaging materials for nearly three decades.
Mr.Sridharr has been in the forefront of promoting the usage of credibly certified papers and paperboards and in creating awareness about the eco friendliness of paper.
He is now in charge of the sustainable products and packaging portfolio of the Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division of ITC . His vision is to develop and deploy paper based solutions that can replace single use plastics
Director Supply Chain
Chief General Manager – Sales (Packaging Board and Coated Paper)
JK Paper Ltd
Mr. Saikat Basu is a MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur & Engineer from Jadavpur University. He Possess rich experience of 16 years in Paper Industry and overall 24 years experience in varied industries which includes Construction, Chemicals & Power Transmission sectors.
He has led National Sales and Marketing of all Categories of Paper – Branded Copier, Uncoated & Coated Writing & Printing, Packaging Boards, Cupstock & Specialty Papers & also have handled international markets and global outsourcing. He is currently the Chief General Manager Sales (Packaging Board & Coated Papers) at JK Paper Ltd.
Senior General Manager & Head Packaging
Chief Operating Officer
ITC’s Dairy & Beverages business
Sanjay Singal is the Chief Operating Officer for ITC’s Dairy & Beverages business. In this role, he handles the P&L for the business encompassing all aspects including R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales and Operations. Prior to that, he was Head of Marketing for the Foods business of Dabur India Limited handling brands like Real Fruit Juices. In a career spanning nearly 25 years, he has handled senior P&L responsibilities and Functional leadership in Marketing and Sales for Personal Care and Foods businesses in India and abroad.
Sanjay started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited in 1995, after completing his MBA from IIM Bangalore. At Unilever. he handled various responsibilities across Sales & Marketing for over 11 years in India and overseas on brands like Fair & Lovely and Dove with Asia responsibilities. Post that, he joined Yum Restaurants International as Senior Marketing Manager where he handled the 'Pizza Hut' brand for South Asia from 2005 to 2007.
Sanjay is associated actively with various Industry associations like Indian Beverage Association and Indian Dairy Association.
At ITC, Sanjay has led the entry of ITC into Dairy category with the launch of Fresh Dairy and Dairy Beverage businesses. He is also a member of the Divisional Management Committee of ITC Foods.
He is based in Bangalore. His wife is an artist and homemaker, his Son is pursuing Undergrad course in US and daughter is in school.
Global Category Manager & Procurement Director Asia Pacific Region – Packaging
MD & CEO
Antares Vision India Pvt Ltd / Advisor (Global Business Strategy)
Shaunak is a business leader with 22+ years of experience in rendering scalability and profitability to technology-led organizations serving pharma, auto, engineering, gems & jewellery and defence & aerospace sectors. He has demonstrated his ability in turning around business operations, as well as, setting-up and augmenting sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and other core functions from scratch. He is business strategist with global context, adept at handling business operations and cross-cultural teams across continents while working in an exacting, competitive and ever-evolving global business environment.
He is well recognised as a Thought Leader in the industry he worked. He is regularly invited to many conferences to deliver his vision and insights on various subjects and penned many articles on laser technology, digitalisation, serialisation, traceability, supply chain 4.0 and disruptive technologies
Having graduated in mechanical engineering and post-graduation in business management (specialisation in marketing), Shaunak began his career as a techno-commercial professional and demonstrated proven expertise in business strategy and management, sales & marketing, product development and operations. He has sound exposure of various technologies from laser in material applications, auto ID, engineering, pharma manufacturing and packaging, vision inspection and global track and trace.
Shaunak is passionate about-facing challenges in every spectrum of life and overcoming them. He has keen interest in strategy, leadership and sustainability. Universal tolerance& acceptance, truth & non -violence, humility, continuous learning are the values of his life.
Shaunak’s IKIGAI is leading & coaching. His life mission is to promote sustainability & build young leadership for next generation who shall be committed to contribute for a better world where everyone will be happy, healthy and living in harmony with nature. Shaunak believes in simplistic living.
Japanese concept MA (minimalism: the continuous process of identifying what is essential in life and eliminating rest), is the driving principle of his day to day living.
Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing): to go for a long walk in nature (mountain, forest or beach) this energizes him to reinvent himself. Meditation, networking, reading, singing, playing Tabla (An Indian percussion instrument), travelling are his hobbies.
Recently he has been appointed at MD & CEO of Antares Vision India Pvt Ltd. Additionally he has been serving Antares Vision S.p.A (Italy) at global level as Advisor (Global Business Strategy) to the Executive Committee at corporate HQ, Italy & Managing Directors of the group entities on business strategy. His previous assignment was as CEO (ASIA) for a Canadian Company Optel Group.
Mobile: +91.909937504, e -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shubham Maheshwari founded Being Chef 8 years ago (2014) and has since led the growth of the company. He through Being Chef strives to make people healthy through their daily food intake. Being Chef is the first mover and industry leader in the DIY Meal kit space in India. Being Chef developed a product through which even an 8-yr-old kid can cook anything within 5 mins. Before starting Being Chef Shubham has worked with a US-based consulting firm helping established companies with their sales and marketing strategies.
Shubham was also selected in “FORBES 30 UNDER 30 for ASIA” in 2021 and was the only one from the fresh food industry to make it on the list. For his achievements, Shubham was also awarded the “YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD” by his college NIT Jaipur in 2021 and was the youngest alumnus to receive this award.
Being Chef has also been awarded “TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR AWARD” by Amazon in the presence of Jeff Bezos in 2020. Being Chef is also recognized by DPIIT, Govt. of India. Being Chef has more than 100,000 followers on social media (purely by word of mouth) and has organically been covered by more than 100 national and international media houses.
Deputy Programme Manager
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Head Packaging Development
Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
Director-Segment Development and Tapes
South Asia, Avery Denisson
He is responsible for driving our long term strategy of segment development, specialty focus and knowledge center leverage to depen the end user engagement for Avery Dennison India. He has been working with Avery Dennison for more than 11 years. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, he did various business consulting roles where he worked with some of the biggest firms in India in the areas of ERP implementation and supply chain design and transformation. He has over 20 years’ experience in relevant fields and hold a Bachelor of Technology from IIT, BHU, Varanasi and an MBA from NITIE, Mumbai.
Regional Category Lead
R&D Packaging Asia Pacific Region, Mondelēz International