Pidilite Industries Limited announced on Friday, July 16, that Sudhanshu Vats will join the company as Deputy Managing Director, effective from September 1, 2021.
Sudhanshu Vats, an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad and NIT Kurukshetra, has a rich career of 30 years spanning diverse organizations like Unilever, Castrol, Viacom18 and more recently, EPL (formerly known as Essel Propack). Sudhanshu is a Member CII National Manufacturing Council. He was the Chairman of – National Media and Entertainment Committee of CII from April 2014 to March 2020 and Director & Vice President of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation from September 2012 to April 2020.
Commenting on the announcement MB Parekh, Executive Chairman of Pidilite said, “Sudhanshu is a welcome addition to Pidilite’s leadership team. His talent and experience will be of great value to Pidilite.”
Bharat Puri, Managing Director of Pidilite said, “I am delighted to welcome Sudhanshu to Pidilite. His varied experience, passion and energy for building a sustainable growth business will be an important asset in building the future of Pidilite.”
Sudhanshu Vats added, “I am deeply honoured to partner Madhukar Parekh and Bharat in the next phase of Pidilite’s journey. I want to thank the board for giving me this opportunity. Pidilite is an outstanding organization and an exemplary corporate citizen helping people from all walks of life add magic to their world with its iconic brands and pioneering technology. I am excited about working closely with the talented Pidilite team to create sustainable long-term value for all our stakeholders.”
About Sudhanshu Vats
Sudhanshu Vats in his recent assignment as the Managing Director and CEO of EPL Limited (Formerly known as Essel Propack Limited), guided EPL, a global leader in Speciality Packaging, manufacturing, to double-digit growth in FY21 despite Covid-19 headwinds. His articulated strategy of ‘Leading the Pack’ with sustainability at its core and well-defined five ‘must win’ battles will help EPL maintain its strong run in the years ahead.
Earlier, as Managing Director and Group CEO of Viacom18 Media Private Limited, Vats steered Viacom18 for eight years and transformed a TV company with six channels into the fastest growing full play media organization with a presence across screens and platforms.
Sudhanshu Vats started his career with Hindustan Unilever and spent about 20 years in various Sales & Marketing and General Management roles serving as VP for Laundry Business (South Asia) and Global Head for Radiant.