Birla Corporation announces new MD and CEO

01 Dec 2022

Shri Arvind Pathak, managing director and CEO of Birla Corp Ltd (BCL), has resigned. Mr. Pathak will hold his current position until December 31, 2022. He is leaving the organisation for personal reasons. Shri Sandip Ghose will assume the position of managing director and chief executive officer for a three-year period beginning on January 1, 2023.

Mr. Ghose has over 39 years of experience and has worked for both family-run businesses like ABP Group and HT Media Ltd., where he was a member of the senior leadership responsible for the launch of Hindustan Times and Mint Newspapers in Mumbai, as well as large multinational corporations like LafargeHolcim, where he was country sales director of Lafarge India, and Unilever.

According to the firm, Mr. Ghose played a critical role in making BCL one of the best performing cement companies in the mid-cap market while serving as chief operational officer of the company up to 30 September 2020. During his tenure, he changed the company's sales and marketing strategies, developing a brand architect and boosting the sale of luxury goods. Additionally, he played a key role in the quick ramp-up of RCCPL volumes as well as the integration of the brands, sales, and marketing activities of BCL and RCCPL Private Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of BCL).

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