A. Mahendran is Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products, India's premier FMCG Company. He is also Director of Godrej Hershey. In addition to his current profile, he is Director for the Godrej group’s FMCG portfolio and, as part of the group’s leadership team, plays a key role in the areas of M&A, Leadership Development, Strategy, Channel Development and Finance.
In his earlier role as the Managing Director of Godrej Sara Lee, Mahendran has played a pivotal role and steered the fortunes of the Company since its inception and has nurtured the Good Knight brand into an acknowledged ’Super Brand’ every year.
He was the architect of the merger between Godrej Tea and Godrej Industries Foods Division to create Godrej Beverages & Foods (GBFL) in 2006 (since renamed as Godrej Hershey).
Prior to his association with the Godrej Group Mahendran was a partner with M/s R G N Price & Co before joining Transelektra Domestic Products Limited, as an Executive Director in 1987. On Transelektra’s takeover by the Godrej Group in 1994, he was nominated as Managing Director of the Company by the Godrej Group and continued in this capacity after Sara Lee Corp. acquired a 51% stake in 1995.