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Board of Directors

Arvind-Mediratta

Arvind Mediratta

Managing Director & CEO

Mr Mediratta has over 26 years of general management, marketing and sales experience in consumer packaged goods, retail and appliances with top companies like Walmart (9 years), Procter & Gamble (10+ years), Whirlpool, Yum! Restaurants International and Marico.

Before taking the helm at METRO, Mr Mediratta was a part of the Walmart US business based in Bentonville, in various senior leadership roles in both Operations and Merchandising. He served earlier as Walmart India’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all functions - Buying, Merchandising, Operations, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Membership, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain, eCommerce and Store Planning. He was also responsible for successfully setting up Walmart's Cash and Carry business ("Best Price" Modern Wholesale) in India from the ground-up, heading it until Jun 2014.

Mr Mediratta was rated amongst "25 Hottest Young Executives in India" by "Business Today" in 2006, "50 most Powerful People in Media, Advertising and Marketing in India" by "PITCH" in 2004, and "Top 8 Marketers in India" by "The Economic Times" in 2003.

He graduated with a B. Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (Roll of Honor).


Raviganesh-Venkataraman

Raviganesh Venkataraman

Director – Offer Management & Supply Chain

Mr Venkataraman has over 23 years of experience under his belt, handling diverse roles in Operations, Procurement and Sales at heavyweights such as Titan, Airtel and Coke. Mr Venkataraman joined METRO Cash & Carry India as the company’s Strategy Head and stayed on to lead its Trader & SCO businesses, before he was chosen by the international corporate team to spearhead METRO Cash & Carry’s Asia strategy. He then elected to return to the India business as MCC India’s Director – Expansion & Development before assuming his current role. Mr Venkataraman is a graduate of the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research,


Suniana-Calapa

Suniana Calapa

Director – Finance

Ms Calapa serves as Director – Finance on the Executive Board of Directors at MCC India. Ms Calapa’s 19 years of expertise in financial controllership, planning, analysis and audit, span leading blue chip financial services companies, consulting firms and IT sector. She earlier served a 3-year stint as MCC India’s Head of Controlling, and took a sabbatical for a year before re-joining the company as its Finance Director/CFO. Ms Calapa is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.


Manish-Bandlish

Manish Bandlish

Director Expansion & Development

Mr Bandlish has gathered more than 2 decades of Sales and Operations expertise across industries, beginning his career with Maruti Suzuki, and moving on to Marico and then Subhiksha, where he served as a Business Head. Joining METRO Cash & Carry India, Mr Bandlish was soon identified as one of METRO’s high-potential leaders, who grew over 8 years to serve as Head of Field Operations, Regional Head of Operations (South & West) and Director – Operations, before he assumed his current role. Mr Bandlish is an IIM Lucknow alumnus.


Manish-Sabnis

Manish Sabnis

Chief Operating Officer (South & West)

Mr Sabnis is responsible for building METRO India’s expanding operations in the South & West region, which is home to METRO’s Head Office in Bangalore and its largest customer base covering Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Mr Sabnis brings a wealth of operations experience from the Cash-&-Carry and Retail arenas, having worked as CEO of Future Group’s Easy Day retail chain, Bharti Walmart Cash & Carry, Nokia, Ranbaxy and Britannia.


Herjit-Bhalla

Herjit Bhalla

Chief Operating Officer (North & East)

Mr Herjit S. Bhalla has over 16 years of general management, sales and marketing experience with Unilever, spanning a formidable range of categories & portfolios. From sales & distribution to brand marketing & strategy, Mr Bhalla’s multi-faceted roles in India and Russia lend him a deep understanding of products, markets and consumers. Prior to joining METRO, Mr Bhalla was responsible for the complete portfolio of Hindustan Unilever for northern India.

As Chief Operating Officer (North & East) for METRO Cash & Carry India, Mr Bhalla will be responsible for driving growth and expansion in the key markets of NCR, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal. Mr Herjit Bhalla is an alumnus of the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.