Vikas Kakwani

  • Vikas Kakwani

    CEO, Keya Foods International Pvt Ltd

    Joined Marico as a Management Trainee in 1995 and contributed to fuelling the company’s growth over 8 years before moving to Coca-Cola and then with the objective of exploring the global market relocated to Dubai in 2004 and got into a totally diverse field of Real Estate. After witnessing the boom & the bust, returned to India in 2010 and joined Aircel Telecom as Circle CEO. The day IVFA/VKL bought KEYA FOODS, I was roped in to set-up the company’s operations and put in on the growth path.

    I call myself a "Foundation Expert". Highly solution oriented, efficient planner and Out-of-The-Box thinker having the analytical & organizational capabilities in “creating from scratch” - including building the organisation, establishing sales & distribution infrastructure, automating and integrating business processes, spearheading high worth BPR initiatives, setting up supply chain network, designing & executing marketing strategy through effective people management and optimum utilization of resources towards achievement of set targets and overall P&L management.

    Within one year, KEYA is now available in top 100 cities across the country through 1500 Modern Trade stores and 15000 General Trade stores as well as other channels like Airlines, Hotels & all major E-tailers like Amazon, Big Basket, Local Banya etc.

    I am fond of reading & writing. I write blogs and have published a fiction e-book. I play squash, am a gadget freak and love traveling (25 countries by last count).