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Cholayil named Anupam Katheriya as CEO

Anupam Katheriya has joined the leadership team of Cholayil Private Limited, the parent business of brands including Medimix and Cuticura, to strengthen it (CEO).

Anupam has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer goods sector, having held executive positions at international corporations including Heinz, Nestle, and Emami. Anupam will be in charge of the aggressive growth and diversification plans of the company at Cholayil, one of Kerala’s most renowned and reputable Ayurvedic families that has been practising Ayurveda for generations.

Speaking on the new appointment, Pradeep Cholayil, Chairman and Managing Director, Cholayil Private Limited, said, “We at Cholayil have always focused on building teams that bring in fresh perspectives and help us push the envelope of how we think about our business today from a family run business to a professional one. We welcome Anupam onboard to lead Cholayil and our illustrious portfolio of diverse brands. In his past roles across leading consumer goods companies, he has a proven track record of building strong brands in large categories. We want to become a wholistic personal care company and we are confident that with his wide experience, Anupam will help us grow our omnichannel brand presence and help take our purpose forward across various consumer touchpoints. We aspire to achieve a 1000 Cr. turnover in the near term for which we are investing in our brands, people, processes and infrastructure. Anupam will enable the growth by identifying the right financial sources and lead business transformation.”

On Joining Cholayil, Katheriya said, “Cholayil has strong equity and base in Ayurvedic and natural products and has potential to scale​-​up as we contemporize our offering further and reach out to newer segments. Amongst our portfolio of brands, Medimix is truly a symbol of trust and quality for more than 50 years now. It is indeed a great opportunity and honor for me to add value to the portfolio of brands and take them to newer heights. I truly admire the vision of the management for future growth and the way each brand needs to be transformed into a larger personal care brand. We have aggressive plans for making this company as 1000 Cr. in the near term. Cholayil is well-positioned for growth, and I am excited to unlock the Company’s significant potential for our consumers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.”

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