Hunt Voice Issue 69

Hunt Partners appoints Prashant Shukla as the Head of Supply Chain at Roquette:

Roquette is a global leader in plant-based specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical recipients. Founded in 1933 in Lestrem, France, the Group operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.2 billion Euros and currently employs more than 8,300 people. An innovation driven company, Roquette has 20 production sites and is located on four continents, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. In India, Roquette is the largest starch manufacturer. Roquette’s manufacturing operations comprises of 3 plants in Gokak (Karnataka), Pantnagar (Uttrakhand) and Viramgam (Gujarat). The Company has 5 marketing offices in the country. Today, it is a Euro 225 Million (INR 17000 Million) company employing 3300 people including contract workers in India. Roquette India produces about 35 starch derivatives and has over 500 customers spread across Food, Pharma and Industrial applications. The Company also exports to Africa, Middle East and other neighbouring countries from India.

Prashant has 24 years of Supply Chain experience in Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Contract packing, Logistics, Category Management, Cost Management, Supplier Relationship, Management, Process compliance, Risk Mitigation, Commercialization, transformation & digitization. Prior to being a part of the senior leadership team at Roquette, Prashant was the Associate Vice-President of Strategic Procurement with Coca-Cola, where he was responsible for a spend of Rs 3000 Crore Procurement for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan. He began his stint at Coca-Cola as Senior Manage of Supply chain, Technical & Quality. Prashant began his career as an Industrial Engineering with Ashok Leyland. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Amravati University and a MBA from Nagpur University.

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