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  • Tony Berland
    Tony Berland

    CEO & Managing Director,
    Group Legrand India

  • Deepak Patil
    Deepak Patil

    Lean Management and Project Management, Legrand India

  • Florence Petit
    Florence Petit

    Head - Supply Chain Management

  • Darminder Tiwana
    Darminder Tiwana

    Director & CFO, Group Legrand India

  • Laxmana Murthy
    Laxmana Murthy

    Head - Digital Transformation & Strategic Projects

  • Samir Kakkar
    Samir Kakkar

    Director - Sales, Legrand India

  • Sameer Saxena
    Sameer Saxena

    Director - Marketing, Group Legrand India

  • Meenal Chaukar
    Meenal Chaukar

    Vice President – Human Resource,
    Group Legrand India

  • Shrikant Manjrekar
    Shrikant Manjrekar

    Vice President – Purchase, Group Legrand India

  • Satpal Singh
    Satpal Singh

    SCM & Business Transformation Officer, Group Legrand India

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Tony Berland

CEO & Managing Director,
Group Legrand India

As a CEO Managing Director, Tony Berland with his keen expertise in driving strategy oriented growth across different geographies, brings on board a wide,  global, cross-functional experience with strong focus on making Legrand the industry leader in India.

His leadership role at senior management positions over the years has also equipped him with the skills to manage a multi-cultural work force cutting across nationalities.

An MBA from France, Tony has been associated with the Legrand Group for over 28 years since 1990. During this period, he has held a variety of senior positions within the organization.

Starting his career with Legrand in France as a Business Manager, he held few positions in Sales and Marketing for the French territory till 2007 for Legrand Brand and other brands of the group (Planet Wattohm and Arnould).

From 2007 till Dec 2008, he took the responsibility of the strategic marketing of the Cable management division at group level.

From 2009 till July 2012, he was the MD of Legrand Singapore and was taking care of the development of the group activities of South East Asian countries.

Post his stint at Singapore, for more than 6 years, Tony headed Legrand Australia and New Zealand as the MD till February of this year.

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Deepak Patil

Lean Management and Project Management, Legrand India

Mr. Deepak Patil is professionally qualified B.E. Mechanical and has over 24 years of experience in the Manufacturing sector with companies like Whirlpool, LG Electronics, Electrolux & Voltas where he held various leadership roles in Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Engineering and Greenfield/Brownfield Projects

In Whirlpool he has been since 2006 and in his last role was heading their Bangladesh Operations. Mr. Deepak has vast Operations experience and has strong background in World Class Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Lean Management and Project Management.

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Florence Petit

Head - Supply Chain Management

Over the past 14 years, Florence Petit has developed a successful track record in driving transformation in logistics and supply chain operations across various geographies (France, India, Africa).

In her previous experiences, she has set up a new venture in India for a French freight forwarding company, provided consulting in Strategic Sourcing in emerging markets, led logistics operations in 11 African countries for an American Oil & Gas multinational.

Currently heading the Supply Chain department at Legrand Group India, she is driving continual improvement in internal processes through the implementation of Lean management and culture. A firm believer in participative leadership, she is mentoring her teams to accelerate the digital transformation of the department and involve in Health and Safety as well as Sustainability initiatives.

Holding a Master in Management from Neoma Business School, France (Ranked nbr 30 Worldwide by Financial Times), Florence has several certifications in Lean management (Kaizen Institute) and Six Sigma (KPMG).

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Darminder Tiwana

Director & CFO, Group Legrand India

As CFO, Darminder comes with extensive experience in managing and driving teams to achieve excellence in business and financial strategy, delivering lean organisations. He has 20+ years of experience in senior financial roles focusing on Finance, M&A, IT, Procurement and Operations. He has international experience growing leading brands across multiple domestic and overseas markets.

Prior to Legrand, he worked in large automobile and confectionery companies in UK before joining Legrand Group in 2006, where he has covered the posts of Financial Controller of UK, entity CFO India and International Financial Controller based in France, covering predominantly Asia and Africa as regions. 

In his current capacity, he manages the Finance and IT functions across all entities in India, with the support of the dynamic and committed team he possesses. 

He graduated from King’s College London in Mathematics and is a qualified ACMA and CGMA. In his spare time, Darminder enjoys both playing and watching sports and is also an avid Pool player.

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Laxmana Murthy

Head - Digital Transformation & Strategic Projects

Laxmana Murthy's layered understanding and in-depth knowledge of the entire supply chain is the outcome of a rich experience of above 25 years of leadership across functions, including supply-chain, purchase, quality control and operations.

Laxmana's expertise sees him engaged in a range of roles; from mapping demand forecasts and managing the complete supply chain, to ensuring fulfilment of the Legrand promise for the last mile delivery to the customer. He is also responsible for the integration and smooth transition of acquired brands into the Legrand organisational framework.

Laxmana received the Express Logistics Leadership Award for the Supply Chain Visionary of the Year (2018). Under his leadership, Legrand India (SCM team)has won a number of awards.

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Samir Kakkar

Director - Sales, Legrand India

Samir Kakkar dreams, lives and breathes sales. 24 years of his 30 year-long professional life have been dedicated to Legrand India, during which he has experienced and excelled at every aspect of the Sales function.

From coordinating Legrand's sales activities, achieving sales objectives and market shares, managing distribution channels, to supervising products performance, enhancing customer relationships and handling resources, Samir has applied all his training and experience in devising competitive marketing and sales strategies, and in providing strong leadership.

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Sameer Saxena

Director - Marketing, Group Legrand India

Sameer Saxena handles the marketing function for three independent Group brand divisions in India: Legrand, IndoAsian and Valrack. He uses the expertise acquired over 23 years in strategic marketing (M&A) product program, distribution and channels.

His role encompasses:
-Outlining the long-term business roadmap for each business division, the product roadmap and brand strategy for the three independent brands.
-Identifying new technologies that may shape potential opportunities, and map the competition landscape for building competitive strategy for Legrand.

Reviewing, analyzing and adapting the yearly business plan for pricing, product launches, brand initiatives, promotions, and so on.

Sameer received the Top 100 Digital Marketers 2018 award. Marketing communication team has won a number of awards under his leadership.

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Meenal Chaukar

Vice President – Human Resource,
Group Legrand India

Meenal Chaukar is currently the Vice President, Human Resources at Legrand India. She leads the HR function and is responsible for leading the Group's People and Culture strategy in the region. With a vision to take the Organization to the next level and ensure it continues to be among the best places to work, she is focused on driving a world-class employee experience across all areas of HR, with a focus on HR Digital Analytics and Diversity Inclusion.

Prior to Legrand,Meenal has 15+ years of experience in HR with companies like General Electric, J.P. Morgan and Wipro. She holds a Master's Degree in HR from Cornell University and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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Shrikant Manjrekar

Vice President – Purchase, Group Legrand India

Shrikant Manjrekar has strong Techno commercial background in leading organizations with over 27 years of experience in Manufacturing & Service industries with geographic responsibilities across India. 

In his current role at Group Legrand (India), he is heading Purchase function to have streamlined purchasing processes, vendor management, training and certification programmes and collaborative approach of working with stakeholders to evolve feeling of partnership. 

In his previous assignments, he has worked with various Automotive and Engineering multinational organizations across different geography and functions. These roles were spanning across key functions like designing, vendor development, manufacturing engineering, production, planning and purchase. He has rich experience being key member of core implementation team for Quality management systems, TPM, ERP systems. 

Shrikant holds Engineering degree from BITS and having certifications for QMS, Six sigma, First choice and more.

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Satpal Singh

SCM & Business Transformation Officer, Group Legrand India

Satpal Singh has a strong background in Leading & Transforming organizations with over 15 years of experience in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Energy companies with geographic responsibilities covering India, Middle east and Asia.

In his current role at Group Legrand (India), he is heading Business Transformation drive covering strategic aspects across Business processes, Governance and Digital transformation programs.

In his previous leadership assignments, he has worked with various fortune 500 and multinational organizations across different sectors, geography and functions. These Leadership roles were spanning across key functions like Strategy, Business Transformation, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain .

Satpal also has a credit of being part of one of the flagship Leadership development program at one of the leading Oil Gas company in India . He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Production from Mumbai University and is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.