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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. 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 his guidance, the  Company has pioneered the concept of ‘Unisex Salons’ in India with country’s most popular organized beauty salon brands – Green Trends and Limelite under its salon division,  which has a clear-cut focus on providing personal styling and beauty solutions to everyone in the family.


Mr. Ranganathan is the Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2021/22. He is the President of TiE – Chennai Chapter and  also Vice President of All India Management Association.

He was conferred the prestigious, Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Economic Times in 2004. He was also the Winner of 2018 “ICIS World Surfactants Awards” for an outstanding contribution to the Surfactant Industry Globally.


Mr. 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.

  • Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan
    Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan

    CEO & Director - FMCG

  • M D Sudharsan
    M D Sudharsan

    Director – Corporate Affairs

  • Manuranjith Ranganathan
    Manuranjith Ranganathan

    Director - Retail

  • Amudhavalli Ranganathan
    Amudhavalli Ranganathan

    Director - New Initiatives

  • Raja Varatharaju
    Raja Varatharaju

    Business Head - Personal Care

  • Binu Sekhar C
    Binu Sekhar C

    Vice President - Sales & Distribution

  • Srivatsan Krishnamurthi
    Srivatsan Krishnamurthi

    Business Head – International Business

  • KG Mallikeswaran
    KG Mallikeswaran

    Business Head - Beverages

  • Venkatesh Parthasarthy
    Venkatesh Parthasarthy

    Business Head - Foods

  • Arun Chacko
    Arun Chacko

    Business Head - Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal

  • Ashrit Kumar Pattanaik
    Ashrit Kumar Pattanaik

    Business Head-Raaga Professional

  • N Ravishankar
    N Ravishankar

    Head - Manufacturing

  • N Elango
    N Elango

    Head - Commodities & Agriculture

  • Rajesh P
    Rajesh P

    Vice President - Human Resources

  • Dr. Meenakshi Narayanan
    Dr. Meenakshi Narayanan

    Vice President – Research & Development

  • Ayaz Abdulgani Kagzi
    Ayaz Abdulgani Kagzi

    Vice President - Packaging Development