Parag Milk Foods Pvt Ltd., today announced that Bharat Kedia has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer. His appointment takes effect on 02 January 2015. As a part of the Senior Management Team, he will report to the Chairman, Mr. Devendra Shah.
Mr. Kedia is a Commerce Graduate from Ranchi University and has completed his Chartered Accountancy in 1991 from Mumbai, followed by Company Secretary in 1993. He carries a rich experience of working in varied industries and geographies. He started his career with Kansai Nerolac Paints as an Accounts Executive and later moved to BDH Industries as the Company Secretary. From 1996, he moved to Russia as Plant Finance Controller for United Beverages and was absorbed with Coca Cola Group as Credit Controller upon takeover of this Company in 1999. He has worked with the Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company for 9 years wherein he held various positions as Country Finance Head for Russia & Switzerland, Regional Finance Head for Eastern European Countries, etc. He then moved back to India and was last working with Publicis Group as the Head of Accounts & Support Services for India operation.
Devendra Shah, Chairman, Parag Milk Foods commented, “Bharat’s unique combination of global industry knowledge gained in emerging and established markets and strong business and financial experience will enable him to make a significant contribution to the success of the company at senior management level.”
“I am profoundly honored to join Parag Milk Foods and looking forward to contributing the knowledge and perspective gained so far to accelerate the growth agenda that company is aspiring to achieve,” said Bharat Kedia, New Chief Financial Officer, Parag Milk Foods Pvt Ltd.