Business Director – Retail & Apparel, Aditya Birla Group
After taking charge of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle about five years ago, Mr. Pranab Barua transformed the Company, bringing it back into profit, and earning for himself a reputation as a turnaround specialist.
Mr. Barua has close to 40 years of rich and diverse experience in top management roles across companies and industries. He has been the Sales and Marketing Director at Brooke Bond India Ltd; Foods Director on the Hindustan Unilever Board; Chairman and Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser and Regional Director for Reckitt Benckiser - South Asia.
He has also worked closely with private equity groups such as IL&FS, Actis and India Value Fund for their investor companies Godrej Tea and Trinethra Super Retail.
Mr. Barua did his schooling in Assam passing out from St Edmund's School and then graduating with English honours from St Stephens College, New Delhi. He has also attended many advanced Management programs in India and abroad.