Pankaj Chaturvedi

Managing Director, Rich Products & Solutions

Pankaj Chaturvedi is the Managing Director of Rich Products & Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (RPSPL), the wholly owned subsidiary of the American Food & Beverage MNC for India and Middle East markets. He is a veteran in the F&B space and is the guiding force behind the organization’s strategic business initiatives. His career with Rich’s began in 2008 as he joined as the CEO for India business and was recently promoted to handling the Turkey, Middle East and North Africa markets as well in 2020. He has been instrumental in building the operational and strategic capabilities for the region. Under his dynamic leadership, RPSPL has witnessed a robust double-digit business growth year-on-year. Among other numerous achievements and milestones, he also spearheaded the set-up of a green field manufacturing facility in Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh, in 2011.

Pankaj earned his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai. He began his career as a Management Trainee with Holiday Inn, Mumbai and went on to manage the Food & Beverage department. He transitioned to posts with Domino’s Pizza as General Manager, served as CEO of Baskin Robbins, South Asia and as CEO of Pure Ice Cream Co., Sharjah. He became the CEO of Baskin Robbins at the young age of 32 and was responsible for the brand’s turnaround story and widespread success in the region.

He continues to be widely known for his leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and stakeholder management. He comes with a highly progressive mindset and promotes innovation and participation across all levels, thereby creating an environment that thrives on personal and professional growth for the organization’s associates, business partners, and customers. 

Dedicated to giving back, Pankaj has been a proud supporter of the Genesis Foundation, a non-profit organisation which works for children in need of urgent medical care. He also partnered with KVN Foundation to help raise funds for daily wage workers during the troubling COVID times.  

Singing has always been his passion and he is an ardent fan of the late Kishore Kumar. He launched his own private album – “Aawaaz Dil Se” in 2014 which was composed by the legendary Pyarelal Sharma of Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame. He has been the face of many famous musical shows, his latest in 2019 being the sold-out event going by the same name as his private album at the renowned Shanmukhananda Auditorium in Mumbai. He is a versatile singer and is very popular among the corporate world as well as celebrities.

He has managed to nurture his talent while simultaneously carving out a career in one of the most demanding industries successfully for the past 30+ years.