Leadership Team

Samir Suryawanshi

Samir Suryawanshi

Head – SAARC Business

Samir Suryawanshi is Head - SAARC business, Godrej Consumer Products Limited.

He has been associated with Godrej for almost a decade and has worked across geographies within and outside India. Prior to Godrej, he has worked with Marico, Wipro Consumer Care and Philips across Sales and Marketing roles.

Samir has completed his postgraduate degree in Business, specialising in Marketing and Operations, after finishing his graduation in Mechanical Engineering.

He loves building teams and businesses and is passionate about mentoring talent to unlock their potential. He is an avid reader and loves to understand and immerse himself in different cultures.

In his free time, he spends time with his family and loves to cook and watch football.

Sandip Halder

Chief Financial Officer

Sandip Halder

Sandip Halder is Chief Financial Officer, Godrej Bangladesh.

He joined our team in 2016, prior to which he was associated with Mundipharma Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd., where he worked for five years as the Head of Finance and Accounts. He has also held various managerial roles as a Chartered Accountant at BRAC-AARONG and ACNABIN.

Sandip is a qualified Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Fellow Cost and Management Accountant (FCMA), along with being an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the University of Dhaka.

His expertise in financial reporting, financial controls and management, banking and treasury management, auditing, strategic management, budgetary controls, process improvement, taxation, compliance, corporate affairs, etc., has greatly helped him in his career.

In his free time, he loves to play chess and badminton, and travel with his family and friends. Sandip is married to Shibani and they have two sons Samudra and Sourik.

Ritesh Ranjan Barua

Ritesh Ranjan Barua

Head - Sales

Ritesh Ranjan Barua is Head - Sales, Godrej Bangladesh.

Ritesh joined us in January 2023 from Lafarge Holcim Bangladesh Ltd, where he was Divisional Sales Manager and Head of Sales Operations. He comes with vast experience in sales and has previously worked with Bangladesh Edible Oil Limited (BEOL) and Nestle Bangladesh Limited in multiple sales roles.

Ritesh has an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain from the University of Chittagong, and a BBA from the University of Dhaka with a major in Marketing.

He is very passionate about reading and travelling, and also loves to spend his time with family and friends. Ritesh is married to Priyanka and spends his free time playing with his son Dipanjan.

Gopal Dwivedi

Head - Supply Chain Operations

Gopal Dwivedi

Gopal Dwivedi is Head - Supply Chain Operations, Godrej Bangladesh.

Gopal was appointed to his current role in April 2022, prior to which he held multiple roles within Godrej since joining the team in 1993. He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer in 1991 with Indo Gulf Explosives Ltd., followed by short stints with PepsiCo and a few other organisations.

Gopal completed his Executive MBA in Operations Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in the year 2008.

He comes with significant experience in automation, NPD executions, project management, innovation, TQM, TPM, demand planning and procurement, and in warehousing and developing Quality Circle teams to improve operational efficiencies.

Gopal loves challenging and exciting working environments. He is also very passionate about sports and enjoys playing cricket and watching football.

Bhaskar Kumar Dey

Bhaskar Kumar Dey

Lead - Marketing

Bhaskar Kumar Dey is Lead - Marketing, Godrej Bangladesh and Nepal.

He joined our team in June 2022. Bhaskar started his career in 2014 with Airtel Bangladesh as a young leader. In his last role, he was a part of the Marketing Leadership team at Marico Bangladesh Limited, leading the Hair Cleansing, Male Grooming and Hair Serum categories.

Bhaskar graduated from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Over his decade-long career, he has worked across different industries, specialising in brand and product led roles, and has also led diverse teams across several different categories.

In his free time, Bhaskar enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures and cuisines. He is married to Ashapurna, who is a development sector professional.