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Arvind-Mediratta

Arvind Mediratta

Managing Director & CEO

is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at METRO Cash & Carry India Pvt. Ltd. In his current role since 2016, he has been instrumental in steering METRO into newer geographies and building a robust culture of customer-centricity within the organisation. Within two years under his leadership, METRO has added seven outlets to its portfolio of 25 wholesale stores currently operational in India.

An industry veteran with over 27 years of rich experience in wholesale, retail, general management and marketing; Mr. Mediratta has worked with some of the leading Fortune 500 corporations such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool and Yum! Brands.

Prior to heading the METRO Cash and Carry India, Mr. Mediratta was with Walmart US spear-heading multi-billion dollar businesses for the entire US market, first as Global Officer and Vice-President for Operations (Texas) and then as Global Officer and VP Merchandising for Fresh. Before taking up this global leadership assignment, Mr. Mediratta was the driving force behind successfully setting up Walmart’s Cash and Carry business in India and establishing 20 wholesale outlets in a record five years’ time till 2013. As the Chief Operating Officer of Walmart India, he built Walmart’s Cash and Carry India team overseeing key functions such as Buying, Merchandising, Operations, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Logistics, Supply Chain, e-commerce, HR, Finance etc. He has been recognized globally by Walmart US for being instrumental in scripting the success story of Walmart’s Cash and Carry business in India.

Before his decade long stint at Walmart, Mr. Mediratta worked with Yum! Brand as the Chief Marketing Officer for South Asia for Pizza Hut, KFC, Tacobell and A&W in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. He was instrumental in relaunching the brand KFC successfully in India. Prior to this, he was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Whirlpool India and Marico India respectively. Mr. Mediratta started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) driving the successful brand launch of ‘Ariel’ detergent in 1991. In his decade long tenure at P&G, he worked in various challenging marketing and brand roles in India, Singapore and Bangkok.

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

Mr. Mediratta is a B. Tech graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He did his MBA from IIM- Calcutta and was part of the ‘Roll of Honour’ of the institute.

A travel enthusiast, Mr. Mediratta has explored many uncharted places and discovered different cultures, cuisines and varying food habits in different geographies of India and US. Mr. Mediratta is married to Ms. Rashmi Mediratta, an art enthusiast and home-maker, and has two children Tanushree and Niranjan.


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-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. He also manages and steers Marketing, Customer Management & Development, and Security functions for METRO India.

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.


Udaiy-Khanna

Udaiy Khanna

Director & Head of Human Resources

Mr Udaiy Khanna serves as Director, Human Resources on the Executive Board of Metro Cash & Carry, India. He brings with him an enormous work experience of 26 years, of which he has spent 15 years driving global human resource management roles at various organisations. An experienced leader in human resources management and talent acquisition, Mr Khanna is adept at managing change initiatives across broad and diverse employee bases for large organizations. In his previous stint, Mr Khanna was associated with Samsung Electronics India as Vice President and Head, Human Resources. In the first 11 years of his working career, Mr Udaiy Khanna managed several facets of operations and sales, which lends him a holistic understanding of businesses. Mr Udaiy Khanna is a graduate of XLRI, Jamshedpur.