We don’t know what Amit Dutta is better at, Marketing or Orchestrating. If he hadn’t spent 21 years in Marketing, Category Management and Sales, we think he would’ve made for a great Philharmonic Maestro, given his taste for the fine things in life, thus, his passion for the finest teas India can produce. He knows just the right things to do at the right times, just the right people to talk to for the right things. And then to put them all together to create magic. Management students could probably wax eloquent on his multitasking capabilities, as would the airline officials who often witness him pole-vaulting into shutting airplane doors.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Ashok Mittal is steeped in tea. It also wouldn’t be wrong to say that we envy him. Spending 4 decades working on something you love is sheer luck, isn’t it? And it is our sheer luck that he is now our MD. What we love about Ashok is the precision to his personality, which is evident from every little thing he takes care of, be it his urge for brewing the tea to the perfection, or hosting a family dinner. His first cup of tea in the morning outsets his entire day, which means it has to be impeccable like him.
With two decades of experience in India and overseas, in companies like Tata Engg., Reckitt Benckiser, PepsiCo and SC Johnson, Nalin is a pro when it comes to driving business via term strategy development, in-market execution, P&L management, brand building, innovation and the list goes on. He left corporate life to understand the nuances of entrepreneurship with his agro venture. But why we adore him as the CEO is him being a people person and his belief that a strong team with core values can do wonders for any business. With the talent of making super quick good decisions, he might as well be a ninja.