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.

  • Shrikant Mate
    Executive Vice President & Group CFO

    Mr. Shrikant Mate is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession with over 32 years of work experience. He has held various leadership roles and has worked in various sectors viz. Manufacturing, IT and Services. Before being appointed as Group CFO, Mr. Shrikant Mate was acting as VP-Strategy for Keva. Mr, Shrikant Mate has been instrumental in driving Keva’s IPO and acquisitions.

  • Dr. Avani Mainkar
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Dr. Avani Mainkar has joined Keva in January 2020 as Chief Scientific Officer. Avani brings along with her over 19 years of rich experience across Advance Technology, New Product Development and Strategic Innovation in Personal & Nature Care. Prior to joining Keva, she was with Marico Limited as EVP & Head – R & D (Personal & Nature Care Categories) for India Subcontinent, MENA & SEA regions. She has earlier worked with KET’s Scientific Research Centre as Head Cosmetology. She is a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Technology and M. Tech in Bio Process Technology from Mumbai University.

  • Amit Gulati
    Executive Vice President - AID

    Amit Gulati has been associated with Keva since September 2015. In his role, Amit heads Keva’s Aroma Ingredients Division driving the growth and profitability of the business globally.
    Amit brings along with him more than 25 years of rich experience across various domains including Projects, Manufacturing, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing. He has been associated with the Projects, Consumer Goods and Chemicals industries throughout his career. Before joining Keva, Amit has worked across various functions at Dow Chemicals for 18 years. His last assignment at Dow was Director Strategic Sourcing (Ag Sciences RM, Ext Manufacturing & Pkg materials) for Asia Pacific region. Prior to working for Dow he has worked for Hero Group, Phoenix International and DSB Sae France.
    Amit has done his Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University and has also attended the Leadership program at ISB. Amit is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

  • Pramod Davray
    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – FLAVOURS

    Pramod Davray has been associated with Keva since 7th June 2011. As Executive Vice President for Flavours Business, he is responsible for managing the P&L of the 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.

  • Luc Malfait
    Vice President
    Fragrances, Europe

    Luc Malfait has joined the organization as Vice President – Fragrances on 1st November 2017. He is responsible for Fragrance Business in Europe.

    He brings with him more than 30 years of rich experience. Prior to joining Keva, he was working with Albea as their Global Key Account Director. He was the Corporate Vice President for Fine Fragrances at Takasago and managed various leadership roles in their European operations for 19 years including their expansion programs in Middle East, Turkey and Africa. He has completed his Engineering education from ECOLE CENTRALE DE LILLE.

  • Medha Tawde Bhagat
    VICE PRESIDENT – FRAGRANCE (INDIA, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA)

    Medha Tawde Bhagat has joined Keva on June 2019 as Vice President – Fragrance - South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) region.
    Medha brings along with her over 20 years of rich F&F industry experience. Prior to joining Keva, she has worked with IFF Limited and Firmenich in Business Head and various Category Head roles. Her initial career stint was with Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
    She has completed her MSc. in Organic Chemistry from Mithibai College, Mumbai University and MBA in Marketing Management from NMIMS, Mumbai University.

  • G. Krishnan
    Associate Vice President - Procurement (F&F)

    G Krishnan joined the organization on 1st December 2014 as General Manager- Procurement. In his role, he is responsible for purchasing raw materials and packaging materials for Fragrance and Flavour Business across the group.
    Before joining Keva he was working with Aarav Fragrances & Flavours Private Limited as Head – Sourcing. He comes along with 27 years of rich experience in sourcing and procurement field in Pharma, FMCG Aroma Chemicals and Agro based industry and some of his earlier experience were with He has also worked with Nicholas India Ltd., Colgate Palmolive India Ltd., Concept Pharmaceuticals India Ltd., International Flavors & Fragrances (I) Ltd., Hindustan Polyamides & Fibers Ltd. He is graduate in Science from Mumbai University and Post graduate in Marketing from Mumbai University.

  • Anuradha Sansar
    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Anuradha Sansar, Executive Vice President – Business Development in the Fragrance Division, has been associated with Keva since 1st September 2009.
    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.