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  • Tony Berland
    Tony Berland

    CEO & Managing Director,
    Group Legrand India

  • Mukesh Chawla
    Mukesh Chawla

    COO, Group Legrand India

  • Darminder Tiwana
    Darminder Tiwana

    Director & CFO, Group Legrand India

  • Ronan Marc
    Ronan Marc

    Director, ERP Convergence, Group Legrand India

  • 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

  • Laxmana Murthy
    Laxmana Murthy

    Vice President - Group India strategic projects

  • 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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Mukesh Chawla

COO, Group Legrand India

Having started his career in purchasing and strategic sourcing with Escort Ltd, Mukesh Chawla now oversees Operations management and Supply Chain Management in India and heads the IPO and Regional Logistic Hub.

-Rich experience of over 8 years in Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing with leading automobile companies from 1983 till 1991.
-Was responsible for localization as AGM, (Vendor Development) at Peugeot Ltd till 1998.
-Oversaw ERP deployment in India for Mapics till 2001.

Mukesh has led a multi-cultural purchasing team at Legrand Singapore to bring synergy and optimise the region’s spend. He streamlined purchasing processes for Group companies based in USA and Europe.

Instrumental in the creation and implementation of supply chain for the overall group in India.

Mukesh is reputed for his business-mapping prowess, best practices’ implementation and re-engineering capabilities.

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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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Ronan Marc

Director, ERP Convergence, Group Legrand India

As Director- ERP systems, Legrand India, Ronan's focus is to integrate various ERP systems across various entities in India with strong emphasis on process integration, compliance and process adaptation, to sustain further growth.

Ronan's innings with the Legrand Group has been a long one; he came on board in May 2000, and has served in an influential capacity across functions and geographies.

From industrializing the global Mergers & Acquisitions process, Marc has directly run full deals in Australia, Russia, Turkey and Mexico. As CFO in France, he oversaw 30 plants throughout the world, and was directly responsible for 10, then turned his keen eye on profitability improvement, tax burden reduction and adaptation to the later crisis in Russia. In 2016, he was recognized "CFO of the Year - India" by Asset magazine in Hong Kong.

In his previous assignment as CFO - Group Legrand India, Ronan managed a team of more than 200 finance professionals and has streamlined treasury management, improved balance sheet management, and introduced sophisticated electronic banking capabilities.

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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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Laxmana Murthy

Vice President - Group India 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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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.