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The Leadership Executive Committee at Keva is made of committed individuals who have been known to set benchmarks in their respective fields through exemplary leadership and expansive knowledge. Together, they define Keva vision and lead the way when it comes to conquering new heights and exploring unchartered horizons.
Meet Our Executive Leadership Committee
  • Kedar Vaze
    Group Chief Executive Officer

    Kedar Vaze, a third generation founder-family member, has been associated with Keva since 1st October 1996. Kedar took over the role of Group Chief Executive Office in October 2014, prior to which he worked within the Group in different roles of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his capacity as COO he managed all the three businesses – Fragrance, Flavours & Aroma Ingredients.

    Being a proficient Perfumer himself, Kedar Vaze has a number of F&F patents in his name. He has done M.Sc., (Chemistry) from IIT Bombay and subsequently attended Global Managers Program at Stanford University, USA.

  • B. Ramkrishnan
    Director - Strategy

    B.Ramkrishnan took over the new role of Director - Strategy effective October, 2014 and he is responsible for Long term strategy development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Equity / Debt raising activities for the Group. Prior to taking up this role, he was operating in the capacity of Group CEO where he was responsible for the overall business performance of the Group across geographies. He has been associated with Keva since 11th October 2010.

    B.Ramkrishnan comes with over 3 decades of rich and varied experience both as an Entrepreneur as well as Business Leader. In his previous stints he was the CEO of Privi Organics and has also headed the Flavour business of Givaudan. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • Tapas Majumdar
    Executive Vice President & Group CFO

    Tapas Majumdar joined Keva as Group Chief Financial Officer on 10th September 2012. He is responsible for Group's Finance, Legal and IT functions.

    He brings with him more than 30 years of rich experience in the field of Finance & Accounts. In his career he has worked with organizations like A F Ferguson & Co., Indian Aluminium Co. Ltd., Hindustan Unilever, Dubai Aluminium, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Dubai and MTAR Technologies Pvt. Ltd., He is a CA, CS, LLB and has done CPA from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Delaware).

  • Indrajit Chatterjee
    Executive Vice President & Group CHRO

    Indrajit Chatterjee has been associated with Keva since 1st July 2013. As Executive Vice President and Group CHRO he is responsible for developing the Group's HR and talent strategy in alignment with business objectives to build a culturally aligned and diverse organization. He also heads the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility program which focuses on shared value opportunities addressing social and environmental causes.

    Indrajit has over 20 years of experience in various industry sectors like Telecom, FMCG, Retail and Manufacturing. He has been in HR leadership roles at NITCO Limited, Vodafone India Limited, Nilkamal Limited, JK Tyre and Aditya Birla Group. He is a graduate in Economics(Hons.) from Calcutta University, MBA(HRM) from Jabalpur University and has also done Executive Program in Management (Spl. Marketing & HRM) from IIT Bombay – SJSOM.

  • Poul Spierings
    Executive Vice President - Aroma Ingredients

    Poul Spierings has 25 years of experience with PFW Aroma Ingredients B.V. He was Sales & Marketing Director from 1999 - 2006 and was appointed Managing Director in September 2006. Since the acquisition of PFW Aroma Ingredients B.V. by the Kelkar Group, he has been heading the Aroma Ingredients Division. He is responsible for the P&L of the Aroma Ingredients Business.

    Poul has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics (HEAO), and is a Post Graduate Qualified Controller. Poul is a Board Member of the Dutch F&F organization NEA and is a Board Member of IFRA Europe.

  • Pramod Davray
    Executive Vice President - Fragrance India

    Pramod Davray has been associated with Keva since 7th June 2011. He heads the Sales, Marketing and CDC functions for the Fragrance India Business.

    Pramod brings with him a rich F&F industry experience of over 3 decades. He has worked with International Fragrances & Flavours (IFF) for 30 years and with Vanity Case Group for around 5 years before joining Keva. He is a Bachelor of Science from Pune University and has also completed a Diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai University.

  • Mohan Sapre
    Senior Vice President – International Fragrances

    Mohan Sapre joined the organization on 16th February 2015 in the capacity of Head of International Fragrance Business. In his capacity as International Fragrance Head, he is responsible for managing business P&L & drive growth in overseas markets in our pursuit of becoming a major international player.

    He brings with him around 3 decades of rich experience in managing business P&L, Global Category Management and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Keva, he worked with Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., as Vice President - International Operations. He has been associated with the Godrej Consumer business for around 2 decades. He has also worked with companies like The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Vam Organic Chemicals Ltd., Mohan has an M.Com., degree and is a Masters in Management Studies (Marketing) from Mumbai University.

  • Makarand Patwardhan
    Vice President – Systems and Business Process Improvement

    Makarand Patwardhan has been associated with group since 6th September 2010. He is responsible for Information Technology, Systems, Business Process Improvement and Projects. He was also the Project Manager for the Group-wide SAP Implementation project.

    Prior to joining Keva, he has worked with Sandoz Limited, Givaudan, Flamingo Pharmaceuticals, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Merind Limited and Hoechst India Ltd. (now Sanofi Aventis). Makarand is a MSc. (Microbiology) from Pune University and has around 29 years of experience in the areas of Operations, Production Planning, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management and ERP implementation.

  • Anurag Yadava
    General Manager - Flavours

    Anurag Yadava assumed the role of Head for Flavours Business in July 2014. He is responsible for managing the P&L of the business.

    Anurag brings with him more than 20 years of FMCG Sales and Marketing experience. Before joining Keva, he worked with Danone India as Country Head – Sales & Trade Development prior to which he worked as National Sales Manager with Nestle India Ltd., He graduated in Science from Punjab University.

  • Godson James
    Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management

    Godson James joined the organization as Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management for the Fragrance and Flavour divisions on 4th April 2016. In his role, he is responsible for Fragrance and Flavour manufacturing Operations, Planning, Quality, HSE and Procurement.

    Godson comes along with more than 25 years of experience in the field of Supply Chain Management, Operations, Manufacturing and Purchasing in various industry sectors like Chemical, FMCG, and Packaging. He has been in the leadership roles at Sealed Air India Limited, Henkel India Limited, Cavinkare Private Limited, Shaw and Wallace Limited, Naga Limited (contract manufacturer for HUL). He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University.

  • Anuradha Sansar
    Vice President - Global Fragrance Innovation

    Anuradha Sansar has been associated with Keva since 1st September 2009. As Vice President Global Fragrance Innovation she is responsible for leading fragrance innovation function globally. Anuradha has over 30 years of experience in various Fragrance & Flavour and Pharmaceuticals companies. She has been in the Leadership roles at Givuadan, Bush Boake Allen India, Pfizer Limited and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. She is a Graduate in Science from Mumbai University and Diploma holder in Marketing and Medical Laboratory Technology from Mumbai University.