Faber-Our Team

INNATE LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND THOROUGH EXPOSURE TO HIS FIELD MAKE MR. PUNEET GUPTA AN INEXTRICABLE PERSONALITY IN THE INDUSTRY

Mr. Puneet Gupta, our Managing Director, has over 23 years of experience in industries like Paints, Consumer Durables and Kitchen Appliances. He has worked with Kansai Nerolac Paints for 11.5 years and Whirlpool for 11 years in various functions and roles like sales, marketing, marcom, logistics, IT and business. His expertise runs across sales excellence, category management, marketing, strategic planning, market research, key account management, brand management, cross-functional team leadership, managing large teams, operations management, amongst many others. "Turning around" businesses and making them sustainable and profitable is his passion.

He is a professional who possesses the rare, uncommon gift of common sense, backed by an instinctive understanding of creative that can make a difference to the brand image as well as the bottom line. He has always been working on one winning campaign or another. The other remarkable thing about him is his conviction and ability to make the impossible, possible. He has the ability to balance practicality with leaps of faith. He has always been a long-term player who loves to contest and win hard battles. The spirit of winning is a MUST for him with no shortcuts. He believes in empowering teams; inclusion and decentralisation is his mantra. According to him, it's the people who help a brand be ahead of the curve. He is a staunch follower of an open-door culture across hierarchies and verticals.

One of his favourite acronyms is CWM – Come What May – and his favourite quotes are "What mind can perceive, body can achieve" and "All complicated problems have simple solutions."

MR. PANKAJ JAISWAL IS HIGHLY ORGANISED AND HAS THE ABILITY TO HANDLE COMPLEX TASKS

Mr. Pankaj Jaiswal is an energetic, "take charge" professional with 18+ years of rich experience in HR. He has demonstrated the ability to handle HR function at multiple locations – domestic as well as international – and is trained in hay job evaluation, evidence-based interviewing and psychometric assessment. A graduate in Law and Global/US HR, he also has certification in SPHR and GPHR. With his expertise in all facets of HR – Transactional, Tactical and Strategic – he has established people-centric organisations and has excellent operational expertise. He has worked for some of the most admired Indian and multinational companies like Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, British Petroleum, Cummins India Limited, ACC and Lafarge Holcim. In national and global roles, Pankaj has been a team player, and possesses strong interpersonal skills, robust communication skills and planning and organising skills. Widely travelled internationally, he has a good amount of working experience with expats from the US and Europe. Pankaj fits into a mould that makes him a good fit with the business. He reaches out to people, understands HR and other issues from both employee and business points of view. He is sharp in assessing situations, captures the essential pulse and carries his own analysis before coming up with ideas and solutions that are robust and implementable. With his strong HR, legal and business knowledge, he is truly a humble HR leader who will go miles on his leadership journey. He enables people by inspiring commitment, energy and a desire to excel and bring one's best contribution to the organisation's mission and goals. His high orientation towards interpersonal sensitivity is the quality that really makes him stand out.

His qualifications include:

MBA/PGDPM – XISS (Xavier's Institute of Social Service), LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) – Pune University, BSc. (Hons.) Geology – St. Xavier's College Certifications: GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) – HRCI, USA diploma in Training and Development - ISTD, New Delhi

Mr. Sunil Mehta, our Director of Service and Quality, brings with him over 20 years of experience across industries like Telecom and Broadcasting, among others. He brings in his expertise in team management, project planning, CRM, business strategy, telecommunications and operations management.

As one of his clients rightly put it, Mr. Mehta comes with a great clarity of thought and is able to execute his ideas in a meticulous manner.

Previously employed at Videocon d2h, Videocon DTH and Tata Sky, Mr. Sunil Mehta is a BE in Electronics from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University.

Mr. Girish Banwait joined Franke Faber in his current capacity in April 2016. Having worked in companies such as Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, Whirpool of India Ltd and Hutch previously, he comes with years of rich experience and demonstrated knowledge in the area of sales, including in organised retail, B2B sales and e-commerce.

Mr Banwait holds a PGDBM in Marketing from the Fore School of Management, New Delhi, prior to which he did his BE in Chemical Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. Throughout his illustrious career, he has exhibited diligence and dynamism, and brings the same energy and motivation with him to Franke Faber India.

Mr. Vishal Raman is our Head of Sales for both Franke and Faber. A seasoned and result-driven professional, he has 15+ years of experience in the entire spectrum of Sales, Business Development, Key Account Management, Distribution, Team Management and Training & Development. He comes with a rich experience of work in the Consumer Durables industry, in companies like Whirlpool and Electrolux. Mr. Raman has a Masters degree in Business Management and is a graduate of Delhi University.

Mr. Hardesh Chojher is Director, Brand Marketing and Product Development, with Franke Faber India Pvt. Ltd. He has a total experience of more than 16 years in the industry, in various FMCG as well as Consumer Durables brands.

Mr Anuj Sharma is our operations head at Pune, Sanaswadi factory. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and a PGD in Advance Embedded System Design from Pune University. He is a technocrat by nature and a master of LEAN methodologies. With a total diversified experience of 11 years, he has worked in the automotive sector with OEMs like Minda Group and Varroc Group of companies. Being there, he has worked for big automotive giants like TATA Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Nissan, Volvo and Bajaj Auto.

He has been associated with Franke Faber since 2011 and has handled multiple responsibilities at the same time. Before heading Plant Operations, starting March 2017, he headed our Design and Development function for more than 5 years. He has also worked as LEAN coordinator and has implemented the Franke Production System at the Pune Factory. While working with us, he also worked for other Faber Group companies and has a global experience of handling virtual teams at multiple locations.

Localisation, Invention, Product Design, Quality Improvement, Process Improvement, VA/VE and team building are his core strengths. He is a firm believer of "It Can Be Done...Differently"; "Act Entrepreneurial" and "Deliver Solutions" are two Franke values which he firmly believes in.

An experienced and dynamic professional with more than 17 years of experience in the field of Finance & Controlling.

Mr. Sanjay Pawar, Deputy General Manager of Finance, has been working with Franke Faber since April 2010, and previously held the position at Grupo Antolin Pune Pvt. Ltd. He comes with a rich, well-rounded experience in Finance, including in the areas of Accounts, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, SAP, Forecasting, Statutory Compliance, Taxation, Auditing, Costing, and more. A keen planner, strategist and implementer, he has demonstrated abilities in managing entire financial operations and accelerating business growth. Moreover, Mr. Pawar is an exemplary communicator with strong planning and relationship management skills that vitally contribute to the running of a company. With his winning combination of domain expertise and professional versatility, he truly exemplifies the values that Franke Faber stands for.