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Leadership Team

Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pankaj Poddar

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Pankaj Poddar’s career spans over a period of 20 years in finance, advisory, assurance and various leadership as well as management roles. In his current role, he leads Cosmo Films as their CEO and has been with the company since 2011. Before joining Cosmo, Pankaj has worked with automotive and FMCG industries. His last stint was with Avon Beauty products as “Director Finance”. Pankaj has also worked as the India CFO for Delphi Automotive Systems, Regional Head Assurance Services for Reckitt Benckiser and Manager Advisory & Assurance Services in Ernst & Young. Pankaj is a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from SRCC, qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a diploma in management.

Mr. Neeraj Jain, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Neeraj Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Neeraj Jain has over 16 years of experience in finance, business planning and strategy, taxation and risk management. He is a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA, USA. Neeraj has been working as a CFO with the company since 2013 and has worked with large manufacturing and service industries like Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Allianz and RPG in the past. His last stint was with Havells India Limited as Associate Vice President.

Mr. S. Satish, Head- Sales and Marketing

Mr. S. Satish

Head- Sales and Marketing

Mr. S Satish is the global head ​ for sales & marketing at Cosmo Films and leads a team of more than 50 people across four different verticals. Satish has over 20 years of sales experience in both B2B & B2C industries; having served in various national, regional and global roles in reputed multinationals like Avery Dennison, Coats Plc. and Berger Paints. He is a management graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management and has done his graduation in computer science from Fergusson College, Pune.

Sagato Mukerji

Mr. Sagato Mukerji

Head- International Operations

Mr. Sagato Mukerji has recently joined Cosmo Films as Head-International operations. His career spans over a period of 20 years in areas such as Flexible Packaging, Folding Cartons, Packaging Films and Packaging Machinery in companies like Jindal Poly Films Ltd., Rollatainers Ltd, Paharpur 3P and Sharp Industries. In his current role, he is responsible for supporting the growth and profitability of international operations in USA, Korea and Japan. Mr. Mukerji holds a post graduate diploma in management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and B.Com from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta.

Mr. Sanjay Chincholikar, Head- Strategy and Application Development

Mr. Sanjay Chincholikar

Head- Strategy and Application Development

Mr. Sanjay Chincholikar's  career spans over 31 years in the field of manufacturing, engineering, projects, quality control , application and business development ,  sales and marketing  and various leadership as well as management roles. In his current role, he heads Strategy, application development and expansion projects and has been with the company since 1987. Before joining Cosmo Films, Sanjay has worked with Lupin Laboratories as Project Engineer.  Sanjay is a Mechanical Engineer as well as Bachelor of Commerce graduate. He is a post graduate in Sales and Marketing and holds a Diploma in management, business & factory management.  He is also a certified Energy Manager by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India.

Mr Awadhesh Pathak, Head- Manufacturing

Mr Awadhesh Pathak

Head- Manufacturing

Mr. Awadhesh Pathak has more than 31 years of experience in the field of polypropylene processing industries including 20 years in BOPP. During his career he has worked at various leadership positions. Currently he is the Head of Manufacturing and leads all three manufacturing locations in India. Before joining Cosmo Films, he has worked with Filaments India Ltd (Bajoria Group which is into manufacturing of multifilament yarn of polypropylene/PET.) Awadhesh is a Graduate Engineer in Chemical Technology from HBTI Kanpur and has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing). He holds a Diploma in Information & System Management and is also a qualified Lead Auditor from CII/(Cranfield).

Mr. Vipul Dave, Head- Human Resources

Mr. Vipul Dave

Head- Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Mr. Vipul has more than 17 years of experience in Human Resources. HR Strategies is his forte and he is a people's manager. He is a keen strategist with expertise in Organizational Restructuring, designing Employee friendly Policies, M&A, HR Operations and various HR Interventions for accelerated growth of the organization. Prior to joining Cosmo, he was working with BASF - We create chemistry as Sr. HR Business Partner. He has an illustrious career graph spanning over Tata Teleservices Ltd at Corporate & at Gujarat, where he was Circle HR Head. He has also worked at Oracle India Pvt. Ltd in Bangalore, Reliance Industries Ltd (Mumbai & Jamnagar) and JK Papers Ltd. Vipul is a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Baroda and has a PG Diploma in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management (IRPM).

Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Head- Commercial Department

Mr. Rajesh Gupta

Head- Commercial Department

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of rich experience in different areas of finance and commercial activity. He joined Cosmo Films in the year 1995. He has handled Finance and Accounts of Indian as well as overseas units for more than 15 years in the organisation. At present, he is heading the Commercial Dept. Before joining Cosmo, he has worked with B K Birla Group Company at Kolkata. Rajesh is a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a Fellow member of Chartered Accountants, New Delhi.

Mr. Tapas Mandal, Head- Research and Development

Mr. Tapas Mandal

Head- Research and Development

Mr. Tapas Mandal has an experience of more than 20 years with various industries in the field of Research & Development with strong product knowledge. In his current role, Tapas is heading the R&D function in Cosmo Films India. He has been with Cosmo since 2003. Before joining Cosmo Films, he was working with General Electric Appliance as a Polymer Scientist and engaged with various PCTO & NPI activities and also achieved Green Belt Certification in DFSS process. He has also worked with Bayer ABS as a senior R&D Executive and R&D Executive in Jain Irrigation Systems. Tapas has completed his Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Technology from IIT, Delhi.