Amit Saha

Amit Saha

CEO

Visionary driven professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion to fructify ideas into businesses. Have 27+ years of diverse global level experience, primarily in the FMCG sector. Was associated with Hindustan Coca-Cola Pvt. Ltd. as Chief Sustainability Officer for India & South West Asia. Spent 17 years with Coca-Cola and prior to Coca-Cola, worked with Gillette and Eicher for about 10 years.

Role as Chief Sustainability Officer in Coca-Cola has been focused on managing stakeholders & relationships with Govt. officials,  representing the company in industry bodies like CII, leading industry forums and shaping conversations on social issues of national scale like waste management, policy advocacy, sustainability, risk management & business continuity.

Played the lead role in implementing ERP and change management initiatives – SFA/ Network Optimization/Remote monitoring, order & delivery of large field force. Well versed with improvement methodologies and implemented improvement initiatives like TQM/ TEI /JIT /Lean & Six Sigma/QFD in the manufacturing environment. Hands on experience of P&L management, strategic planning, sales & business development, supply chain management, vendor management, operations, people management and culture building. Delivered global level assignments and managed large teams spread across multiple geographies. On-site experience of business transformation & change management in China & Philippines, and technology transfer in USA. Skilled in impactful communication, shaping industry conversations, analyzing and evaluating business ideas, setting up the new product line, scaling up and turning around the existing business, and generating innovative solutions.

Education, Certifications & Value Addition

  • CSR certification with CII
  • Member of CII National Environmental Committee
  • Active member of FICCI/ CII/ ASSOCHAM/ AMCHAM
  • Active speaker and panelist in almost every sustainability conference
  • Certified by British Safety Council
  • Organized 15 plus Industry conference on safety, environment, renewables
  • Conferred with ‘India Sustainability Leader’ award
  • Mentoring NGO’s for funding by networking
  • Keynote speaker to Companies (BASF/M&M) and support Institutions ( IIM)
  • Global MBA (PGBDM) from ISB
  • PGDBM (MBA) in Marketing and Finance – IMT
  • Advanced Management Course from IIM Calcutta
  • B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from BITS i
  • Independent Director – DIN – 07072609
  • Black Belt in lean & Six Sigma. GRI – G4 certified
  • Member of National Safety Committee
  • Chair of CII Green Energy chapter
  • M&A and Competitive Marketing from Wharton
  • Valuation, Financial Value Creation from Kellogg
  • Leading India Road Safety with FICCI
  • Sustainability Certified from Cambridge University
  • NEBOSH Diploma with Distinction (Safety)

Career Milestones

S. No.

Company Name

Designation

Duration

1.

Hindustan Coca- Cola Pvt. Ltd., India & South West Asia

Chief Sustainability Officer

2013 to 2018

Associate Vice President – Supply Chain

Jul 2008 to Apr 2012

General Manager – Bengal and Jharkhand

Mar 2003 to Jun 2007

Factory Manager and then Regional Supply Chain Manager – Hyderabad

Dec 1999 to Feb 2003

2.

Gillette, Gurgaon

Engineering Manager

May 1995 to Nov 1998

3.

Eicher Faridabad

Deputy Manager – Manufacturing

May1990 to Apr 1994

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