Chief Financial Officer & VP-IT at MTR Foods Pvt Ltd
B Ganesh Shenoy,is the Chief Financial Officer & VP-IT at MTR Foods Pvt Ltd a fully owned subsidiary of the Norwegian group Orkla, a Norway based 6Bn USD FMCG Major.
He is a Commerce Graduate from Bangalore University, a Chartered Accountant from the ICAI and a Cost Accountant from the ICWAI.
Mr Shenoy started his career in 1987 at AF Ferguson & Co in the Management Consultancy Division. Subsequently, after a brief stint at L &T,Mumbai he joined the Unilever group in India where he worked for about 12 years in various capacities and profit centres ranging from Factory Commercial Manager and Regional Commercial Manager in various businesses – Dairy, Beverages, Chemicals and Fertilisers, etc – ending with CFO &Profit Centre Commercial Head for Hind Lever Chemicals Ltd – a Unilever subsidiary – which was a Rs 1200 Cr chemicals and fertilisers business then. He has won the Chairman’s Award in HUL on 3 occasions for various projects in finance and taxation.
In 2003, he joined MTR then a PE funded processed foods company which was acquired by Orkla in 2007 which is now aRs 800 Cr processed foods major. In addition to his Finance role, Mr. Shenoy leads the IT function as well. He spearheaded theimplementation of SAP in MTR in 2003 which was perhaps one of the first SME companies to adopt a full-fledged mainstream ERP application. The rapid deployment ( in 6 months ) won MTR a CIOL award in Cairo for the quickest SAP implementation to Go-Live. Since then, Mr. Shenoy and his team are driving the use of various IT applications and solutions across the organisation – the latest being deployment of BI Financial Analytics platform – Qlikview.With several automated and integrated IT solutions, MTR is now at the cutting edge of automation / IT platforms in the FMCG sector. Mr Shenoy also leads evaluation of inorganic growth opportunities for MTR.
He is on the Board of Rasoi Magic Foods Pvt Ltd – a fully owned subsidiary of MTR Foods and is an active member of Economic Affairs Panel of CII-Karnataka Chapter and other CFO groups in Bangalore such as IMA, CFO India, HFG panel etc. He was amongst the elite National level CFO 100 Honorees for a consecutive 4 year period – 2013, 2014, 2015& 2016instituted by 9.9Mediaworkx.