ABP Group’s Aniruddha Lahiri to join The Chatterjee Group

Lahiri will be president of TCG

Aniruddha Lahiri, managing director of the ABP Group, has put in his papers. He is slated to join The Chatterjee Group (TCG) as president. Lahiri was also chairman of ABP TV and on the board of MCCS (Media Content and Communication Services), a joint venture between the ABP and STAR Groups.

Speaking to agencyfaqs!, Lahiri says, “The role that has been offered to me in TCG is extremely challenging, especially because this organisation has various business platforms backed by highly sophisticated research. Apart from this, there are also many companies within the TCG Group. Therefore, my primary objective will be integration, and then development.”

Lahiri, an engineer, started his career with a petrochemical company in Germany in 1968. After staying abroad for a few years, he came back to India and joined Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) as a trainee. He served HLL in various divisions and capacities, including manufacturing, supply chain, etc.

His first stint on the HLL board was as director of the agri-fertilisers business. He then became the director of the technical division, followed by company manufacturing across various brands.

Lahiri’s tenure in HLL also includes his role in the HR department for four years. During this period, he was also responsible for the corporate affairs and technology department. Lahiri quips, “I used to tell people to call me director, capabilities, as I was handling so many things at the same time.” His tenure in HLL spanned three decades.

From HLL, Lahiri moved to Unilever’s headquarters in London in 1998. Due to his job profile, he had to shuffle constantly between the Netherlands branch and London. In Unilever, Lahiri looked after corporate affairs, manufacturing and supply chain.

He moved back to India in 2001, when he was offered the post of managing director in the ABP Group. As per industry sources, Lahiri is being replaced by Pramath Sinha in the ABP Group.

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