Hires & Promotions: Birla Carbon, Michelin, Cars24, Licious, Hashtag Orange

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

Madhavi Kanumoory Appointed Chief Digital & Information Officer At Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon thas appointed Madhavi Kanumoory as Chief Digital & Information Officer at Birla Carbon.

In this role, she will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s digital and information technology. Kanumoory will report to John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, joining the company’s Senior Management Team and will be based at the Birla Carbon office in Mumbai.

“In a world where rapidly evolving digital tools and data analytics present fantastic opportunities, we are excited to welcome Madhavi to our leadership team,” stated John Loudermilk. “She brings a wealth of experience leading digital transformation and leveraging information systems to create value.”

Before joining Birla Carbon, Kanumoory served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Healthcare Global Enterprise based in Bangalore, India. Prior to this, she held various leadership roles at General Electric Company, Bell Helicopter and Zeon Chemicals in the United States and India.

Michelin Names Gaganjot Singh As President, Michelin Africa, India & Middle East Region

Michelin Group has named Gaganjot Singh as the President, Michelin Africa, India and Middle East Region, the Company announced today. He will be based out of Pune, India. Gaganjot Singh succeeds Marc Pasquet, who has been called to other functions in the Michelin Group.

Across his 10 year tenure with Michelin, Gaganjot has held various leadership roles in finance, sales, and other commercial functions across Asia, Africa and Europe. Since 2019, Gaganjot served as Global Business Model Leader – Large Fleets within the Long Distance Transportation Business Line. From 2016 to 2019, he was the Managing Director of South Africa Customs Union (SACU), Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. In 2012, he joined Michelin Group in India as Chief Financial Officer of the country.

Earlier in his career, Gaganjot has held various leadership positions in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Pepsico in varying functions of Finance, Purchase, Logistics, including his last role as CFO of Saint-Gobain Construction Products in India before joining Michelin Group in 2012.

Hashtag Orange Ropes In Ankoor Dasguupta As Vice President - Media

Leading Digital Communication agency Hashtag Orange has onboarded Ankoor Dasguupta as Vice President, Media. Ankoor has been a part of various cultures and teams in large corporations, MNCs and start-ups. 

In a career spanning over two decades, Ankoor has worked with GECIS, prominent media houses like Times of India, India Today Group, besides these he has also worked with Yahoo, Networkplay Media, AdColony, Comexposium India, SHEROES, DDB Mudra. Ankoor has been instrumental in the launch of reputed events and success stories such as ad:tech, iMedia Summits, Mordern Marketing Summit and TechCrunch in India. Ankoor has been actively involved with various speaking & Jury engagements; was also invited by NIT Trichy for a panel discussion and for a guest lecture at ISB Mohali. Ankoor is also certified by Dale Carnegie in Mentoring to Develop Talent.

Ankoor Dasguupta on joining Hashtag Orange, says, “I am delighted to be a part of the vibrant Hashtag Orange family and look forward to working with the wonderful team in our growth journey.”

On this onboarding, Mukesh Vij, Founder, Hashtag Orange says, "I am excited to Welcome Ankoor on board. I am confident that Ankoor will be able to deliver value to our clients through his diverse category experience and deep understanding on Digital Media.”

Licious Appoints Himanshu Verma As Chief Product & Technology Officer

An industry veteran with over two decades of experience, Himanshu’s last assignment was with Amazon, where he served as Director of Product & Engineering. Prior to that, Himanshu has served as CTO at Yatra.com, one of the largest online travel companies in India. During his 25-year-long career, Himanshu had leadership stints with leading technology companies such as Flipkart, Yahoo!, and Oracle, to name a few.

Commenting on the new appointment Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta, Co-founders, Licious, said, “We are happy to have Himanshu on board with us. As Licious embarks on the next phase of growth, we are confident that his rich experience in building technology for transforming the supply chain and enhancing customer experience will help us chart a new path to success. We look forward to working with Himanshu to continue raising the bar as a market and category leader in the evolving protein-based food space.”

Himanshu Verma, CPTO, Licious, said, “I am delighted to join Licious at this point in its growth journey. It is not just a category leader, but also a category creator and presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine a large industry using technology as a driver. As a customer-centric and value-driven organization, Licious is in a great position to deeply impact the large protein-based food industry via technology in years to come and I am excited to be part of this inspiring story.”

Cars24 Names Mrinal Sinha As Chief Human Resources Officer

CARS24 has appointed Mrinal Sinha as its Chief Human Resources Officer. He will be based out of Gurgaon. In this newly created role, Mrinal will focus on human resources strategy, leadership and cultural development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, underscoring the Company’s overarching commitment to being a leader and employer of choice in India.

Welcoming Mrinal Sinha as the Chief Human Resource Officer of CARS24, Kunal Mundra, CEO, Cars India, CARS24 said, “At CARS24, we have an ambitious vision of becoming the biggest auto-tech company in India and to achieve this we recognize the need to attract, retain and develop the best talent there is. To this end, we are thrilled to have attracted a leader with Mrinal's skill and accomplishments to this role. He brings a genuine, collaborative, people-first leadership style to all he does. The entire leadership team and I are thrilled for him to join us and are eager to benefit from his leadership as we enter the next phase of growth.”

Speaking about his new role, Mrinal Sinha, Chief Human Resources Officer, CARS24 said, “It is an exciting time to join CARS24. The brand is committed to becoming India’s most efficient online platform for buying and selling pre-owned automobiles. The CARS24 team has a phenomenal culture and commitment to its people and customers. Every person I’ve engaged with brings a collaborative spirit, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves alongside them and deliver value to our customers and employees. I am keenly looking forward to working and partnering with this very talented team to make CARS24 one of the best places for learning & growing.”

An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, Mrinal brings close to 2 decades of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. He has focused his career on working across different geographies and roles over the last decade and handling large scale projects. Most recently, Mrinal was associated with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd as SVP- HR, where he was responsible for Business Partnering, Talent Management & Employee Relations. Prior to his time at BALIC, Mrinal held Human Resources Positions at Max Life Insurance Company Limited and ICICI Bank.