YV Lakshminarayan Pandit
YVL Pandit is a highly accomplished business leader having held leadership positions in companies across several industries, both in India and overseas.
He started his career with Pond’s India (which became a part of Unilever group of companies) and held several sales and marketing positions. He was vice president and business head for Pond’s Personal Care Products Division and a member of the executive committee of the company.
He worked in global markets for nearly a decade. He was regional director – Asia Pacific for Arvind Mills based in Hong Kong and was responsible for developing business for Arvind textiles and garments in the Asia Pacific region.
Subsequently, he was head global sales and marketing, based in Jakarta, for one of the largest textile conglomerates in Indonesia. On return to India, Mr Pandit joined Tata Teleservices as chief operating officer and spearheaded the launch of Tata Indicom mobile services in Karnataka, Mumbai and Maharashtra.
He has been a managing director in the company since 2005, leading business growth in the country, providing a range of talent assessment services to leading multinationals and Indian business groups.
Mr Pandit has been passionate about people development, particularly leadership development, throughout his career. He has been a coach and mentor to several senior managers within the organizations he has worked for.
He has a masters degree in physics from Bangalore University, MBA from IIMA and is a certified Coach.