As the Managing Director of India/Middle East, Pankaj Chaturvedi is the guiding force behind the company’s strategic business initiatives.
Pankaj’s career with Rich’s began when he joined the company in 2008. Having closely worked with Rich’s international business units, he’s had a strong influence on the operations and support capabilities of Rich’s India business.
Under his dynamic leadership, Rich’s India has witnessed a growth of more than 15% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the last decade. He also spearheaded the set-up of a green field manufacturing facility in Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh, in 2011.
Pankaj earned his bachelor’s degree from Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai. He began his career as a management trainee with Holiday Inn, Mumbai and worked his way up managing the Food & Beverage department. He transitioned to posts with Domino’s Pizza as General Manager, served as CEO of Baskin Robbins, South Asia and as Chief Executive Officer of Pure Ice Cream Co., Sharjah.
Dedicated to giving back, Pankaj has been a proud supporter of the Genesis Foundation, a non-profit organisation which works for children in need of urgent medical care. He has been a recurring participant in the foundation’s ‘CEOs Sing for GF Kids’ fundraising event, which brings together his love for singing with his passion to better the communities where we live and work.
Pankaj and his wife, Sapna, live in Mumbai and have two grown children.