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Avantha Group Company CG has appointed Mr. Shantanu Khosla as Executive Vice President and Managing Director Designate of the Consumer business of CG.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, he joined as a Management Trainee in Richardson Hindustan Limited that was rechristened as Procter & Gamble India in 1985. Shantanu has served there ever since, in multiple roles.

After several stints abroad in Newcastle UK, Kobe Japan, Singapore and Malaysia he returned to India in 2002 as CEO & MD of Procter & Gamble India. In his 13-year stint, he grew the revenue 15 fold - to USD 1.8 billion making it one of the fastest growing consumer companies in India. He served as the MD of two big legal entities in India – P&G Hygiene and Health Care Limited and Gillette India Limited.

Shantanu brings with him rich experience of managing consumer business across markets, product categories and functions.

“I am honoured to have been asked to take on this role and lead this opportunity during this important time of transformation. I am excited about the possibilities that lie in our future and look forward to expanding the strong foundation of Crompton”, said Mr. Shantanu Khosla on assuming office.

Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director Mr. Laurent Demortier said “We are thrilled on having Shantanu on board. His wealth of management, leadership expertise and proven track record in the Consumer space will lead Crompton to the next level of growth”.