Patnaik takes over the charge from Deoki Muchhal.
Cargill has appointed Piyush Patnaik as managing director (MD) for its oils business in India. Patnaik will be taking over from Deoki Muchhal who has left the organisation after 15 years.
Speaking about his new role, Patnaik, says, “Over the last 13 years that I have been working with Cargill, I have seen the company achieve many milestones in its journey of becoming the leader in nourishing people. Cargill’s oil business in India has thrived under many inspiring leaders and it is a privilege for me to now lead this winning team. I look forward to building upon our accomplishments and help better serve our consumers and stakeholders.”
Patnaik has over 18 years of experience. Most recently, he was the strategy and business development head for Cargill’s oils business in India. Patnaik joined Cargill in 2006 and has held key positions in various functions including procurement, sales, business development, M&A and supply chain management. He then led the soya and palm product line for the business in India in 2013. Prior to joining Cargill, Patnaik worked with large consumer companies including Coca-Cola and Dabur.