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Leadership

Enjoying work is what life at CavinKare is all about.

Chairman and Managing Director
CK Ranganathan
CK Ranganathan

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. CK Ranganathan, the Founder Chairman of CavinKare, was born in the small coastal town of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, to parents with a primary interest in education. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a brief stint in the family business, he set out to carve his own path in business.

After a challenging start, he finally set up Chik India in 1983 with an initial investment of Rs. 15,000 and Chik Shampoo as his introductory product. The company was renamed as Beauty Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. in 1990 and was subsequently rechristened as CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. in 1998.

A pioneer of innovation, Mr. CK Ranganathan has shaped the company to create innovative products by combining the best of nature and technology to improve the lifestyle of consumers. Under his inspiring leadership, the company while expanding into Personal Care, also diversified into Food, Beverages, Dairy and Snacks categories, both in domestic and international markets.

Under Mr. CK Ranganathan’s guidance, Trends in Vogue has pioneered the concept of ‘family salons’ in India and is the first to channel this industry into an organized salon chain sector with its specialist brands – Limelite and Green Trends. Trends in Vogue has a clear-cut focus of providing grooming and personal styling solutions to men, women and children. Mr. CK Ranganathan was conferred the prestigious, Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Economic Times in 2004. He was the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu State Council for the year 2009-10. He is the former president of the Madras Management Association.

Mr. CK Ranganathan is one of the founding members of the Ability Foundation – an NGO working towards the rehabilitation of the physically challenged. He also instituted the CavinKare Ability Awards in 2003 to celebrate the exemplary spirit of individuals who have risen above their physical limitations to display great achievements in life.

In order to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship, Mr. CK Ranganathan has instituted the Chinnikrishnan Innovation Awards in 2011 in memory of his father, the late Shri. R. Chinnikrishnan. The award seeks to identify and promote entrepreneurs running small businesses built on innovative ideas.

Mr. CK Ranganathan’s endeavour of philanthropy and giving back to society has also extended to the field of education. CavinKare patronizes a few public charitable trusts that run schools and colleges. Notable among them, the CK School of Practical Knowledge, a one-of-a-kind school in India that offers practical education to students from classes pre-kg to the 12th standard; the CK College of Engineering & Technology and an MBA institute in Cuddalore, both with the aim of providing world class professional education to people in the rural and coastal regions of Tamil Nadu.

Management
  • D Mohan
    D Mohan

    Joint Managing Director

    D Mohan

    Joint Managing Director

    Mr. D Mohan joined CavinKare in 2007 and is currently the Joint Managing Director. Mr. D Mohan is a graduate from St. Josephs College, Trichy in the field of Economics. He completed his post graduation in M.A Economics from Annamalai University at Chidambaram. After 4 years of experience in the public sector he joined the supply chain division of CavinKare Pvt. Ltd in the year 1990. which was known as Chik India at that time. Later in 1992, he headed Packaging India Pvt. Ltd. as Director in charge.

  • M D Sudharsan
    M D Sudharsan

    Executive Vice President - Legal & Secretarial

    M D Sudharsan

    Executive Vice President - Legal & Secretarial

    Mr. M D Sudharsan joined CavinKare in 2005 and is currently the Executive Vice President Legal & Secretarial. Mr. Sudharsan has over 26 years experience in FMCG, NBFC, Oil & Gas Industries. Prior to joining CavinKare, Mr. Sudharsan was with Reliance Industries Limited. He is an alumnus of ICSI and Delhi University.

  • S Ramachandran
    S Ramachandran

    Vice President - Human Resources

    S Ramachandran

    Vice President - Human Resources

    Mr.S.Ramachandran (Ram) joined CavinKare in 2010. He is currently Vice President – Human Resources and has over 25 years of experience in leading Corporates. He has also handled responsibilities in Business Critical functional areas such as Manufacturing, Consulting, Planning apart from Human Resources Development. Ram is passionate about People Development and Talent Enrichment. He is an alumnus of Regional Engineering College, Trichy and University of Warwick, UK

  • R. Prabakara Kumar
    R. Prabakara Kumar

    Vice President - Finance

    R. Prabakara Kumar

    Vice President - Finance

    Mr. R. Prabakara Kumar (RPK) joined CavinKare in 2009. He is currently Vice President – Finance & Accounts and has over 24 years of progressive experience in Manufacturing & FMCG Companies. He has rich experience in handling Finance, Strategic Planning, Business Set Up Operations, Business Acquisitions & Mergers, Green Field Project Implementation, Taxation, apart from Finance & Accounting operation management. He is an acknowledged business leader known for his ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations.

  • BP Ravindran
    BP Ravindran

    Vice President- Sales & Distribution

    BP Ravindran

    Vice President- Sales & Distribution

    Mr. BP Ravindran joined Cavinkare in May, 2008 and is currently the Vice President Sales & Distribution. Mr. Ravindran has over20 years of Experience in Sales in FMCG. He has spent around 11years with Kelloggs prior to Joining CavinKare. He is an alumnus of Madras University and is thoroughly passionate about Team Building and Individual Management.

  • Srinivas Rao K
    Srinivas Rao K

    Vice President - IT

    Srinivas Rao K

    Vice President - IT

    Mr.Srinivas Rao K is currently the Vice President- IT. He graduated as a mechanical engineer and did his Master of Business Administration in HR and Finance, he is also an alumnus of IIM Calcutta. He has 21 years of global experience in Power, Energy, EPC, Transportation, Healthcare, Travel, Logistics and Telecom and he has worked in companies like Tata Consultancy Services and FL Smith before joining CavinKare.

  • Meenakshi Narayanan
    Meenakshi Narayanan

    Vice President – Research & Development

    Meenakshi Narayanan

    Vice President – Research & Development

    Ms. Meenakshi Narayanan has been with CavinKare since 2001. She is currently heading the R&D function and has more than 25 years of experience in various industries both in India and abroad. She has varied experience in working in Medical, Pharma and FMCG industry, having worked in areas of Reproductive biology, Medical Microbiology & Industrial Microbiology. She is an alumnus of Stella Maris College,Chennai;  P.G.Institute of Basic Medical Sciences – Madras University;  Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, USA and De Montford University, UK.

  • Sameer Wanchoo
    Sameer Wanchoo

    Vice President - Marketing

    Sameer Wanchoo

    Vice President - Marketing

    Sameer is the head marketing for CavinKare across Personal Care, Foods, Dairy & Beverages. He is a bottom-line driven marketing specialist, driving revenue and profit of CKPL brands.
    Sameer has 17 years of rich CPG Marketing experience with 6 years in CKPL. Rising from the ranks in CKPL, Sameer has handled the HairWash Category before his extended profile. Sameer has worked across CPG companies like Dabur & Mattel.

  • Ayaz Kagzi
    Ayaz Kagzi

    Vice President - Packaging Development

    Ayaz Kagzi

    Vice President - Packaging Development

    Mr Ayaz Kagzi joined Cavinkare in 2011. He is currently Vice President – Packaging Development and has over 25 years of experience working with various leading corporates. Apart from designing and developing packaging, which is his passion, he has also shouldered responsibilities of procurement. He strives to give a leading edge to products through differentiated and innovative packaging. He completed his Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University, and went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Plastics Engineering from Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology.