Mr. Meghnad Mitra, Governing Board Member, EU Chambers

Mr. Meghnad Mitra
CFO – Agri Sector
Mahindra & Mahindra
Nominated – Indo-Finnish Bi-Lateral Committee

Career Profile

Leadership level Finance Professional with over thirty years of experience with large multi nationals and domestic companies in India with deep understanding of the operating levers of businesses with expertise in foods, beverage and agri product businesses.  Have been part of leadership teams developing business strategy with proven capability to drive change to reduce cost, enhance quality, and increase margins. Have experience in leading large teams in financial control & reporting, business planning & forecasting with over billion dollars in system sales. Have in-depth understanding of procurement in dairy and consumer product industry as well.

Career History

ORGANISATION    PERIOD DESIGNATION
Mahindra Agri Sector Oct 2017 – CFO of Agri Sector a group of 8 companies comprising of subsidiaries,
JV with foreign partners, off shore subsidiary and one listed company.  
Mother Dairy July’15 – Sep 2017 CFO & Wholetime
Director (Turnover of Rs.8000 crores, with 4 line of businesses)
PepsiCo India July 14 – June 15 Sr Director Business
Planning & Development (India Region)
  March 13- June ‘14 Sr Director- Business
Transformation (Turnover $2Bn)
  Aug 10 – Feb 13 CFO – India Beverage (System
turnover $1.2Bn) 
  April 08 – Aug 10 Director- Business Planning (India Beverages)       
  Feb 07- April 08 Financial Controller –
India Beverage ($1.2Bn t/o)
  Oct 05 – Jan 07 Head of Treasury – Asia Pacific
Region ($4Bn turnover)
  Jan 03 – Sep 05  Head of Finance of PepsiCo
India’s largest Market Unit – North (System Turnover – $ 250M)
  Aug 00 to Dec 02 Business Planner – South
Market Unit (Turnover $150MM)
ICI India Ltd

Jan 99 to July
00

Jan98 to Dec 98

June 95 to Dec
97

Chief Accountant – Corporate
(Turnover – $ 200M)

Financial Controller–
Nitro Cellulose Business (Turnover – $ 30M)

Business Accounts Manager
in Explosives Division Turnover- $50M)

Union Carbide India Ltd Mar”89  to May 95 Started off as Management
Trainee and then worked in plants, sales branch, division and corporate
office – I was the Management Accountant of Battery Division, (Turnover – $80
M) when I left.

 
Academic/Professional  Qualification

NAME OF EXAMINATION NAME OF SCHOOL/COLLEGE
Higher Secondary (Science) South
Point School – Calcutta
B.COM (Hons) St.
Xavier’s College – Calcutta
CA Institute
of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Completed Lean six sigma Green Belt training in 2013 and awarded for being the first in the region to complete a project generating savings of more than million dollars 
  • Attended “CFO as strategic partner” course at Wharton in 2013
  • Attended Mahindra Universe Program at Harvard in 2019.

COMPANY WEBSITE: www.mahindraagri.com