Leadership Profiles



Omprakash Chitlange has over four decades of rich experience and expertise in strategy, finance, operations, marketing, etc. Mr. Chitlange joined the group in 1984. Mentored by late Shri B.K. Birla and Smt. Sarla Birla, he represents the best of vintage professional leadership in the extended Birla Group of Businesses. A Chartered Accountant who joined Century Textiles and Industries Limited in 1984 and was in-charge of the Finance Department. Subsequently, he worked in various functions and rose to the level of Business Head of Century Rayon in 2008. Under his leadership Century Rayon has won many awards and accolades. His rich and varied experience of 36 Years is spread across Century Textiles in functions like shipping, Forex & treasury and mutual fund. He was a Managing Director of Century Enka and Business Head of Century Rayon. In new role, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Fashion Yarn business.

Omprakash Chitlange is the President of Association of Man-Made Fibre Industry of India (AMFII), Chairman of the Governing Council at B.K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Kalyan (Autonomous) and B.K. Birla Public School, Kalyan (CBSE affiliated), that is amongst the top 10 CBSE Schools in Mumbai.


Chief Manufacturing Officer - Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group
Mr. Harendra S Dagur has over 28 years of experience in Manufacturing, Technical Services, Quality Assurance, R&D, Projects, Strategy and General Management across various industries of Textiles (Technical Textiles, Nylon & Polyester Tyre-cord, Belting fabrics & Coated fabrics), Engineering Polymers, Textile Ingredients (Rayon) & Chemicals (Chlor-Alkali). A Chemical Engineer from HBTI, Kanpur he was associated with the Indian Rayon unit during the period of 1991-2003. He re-joined the Aditya Birla Group from SRF limited in 2008 in Indian Rayon as General Manager – Quality control and rose to the position of Unit Head for the Veraval Unit. Mr. Dagur has been a recipient of the Chairman’s Award as an Exceptional Contributor in 2017 and is a Member of AMFII (Manmade Fibre Industry India), AMAI (Association of Manufacturing Industries) and a Lead Assessor for Business Excellence at Aditya Birla Group.


Chief Financial Officer - Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group
Vinay Jain is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management with 30 years’ experience and has been with the Aditya Birla Group since 1999. He has worked in India, Egypt and Thailand. In his last assignment in 2018, he joined the Global Chemicals, Agri-business, Insulators and Fashion Yarn sector as Chief Financial Officer for Aditya Birla Chemicals Thailand Ltd. He has been a recipient of the Chairman’s Awards as value leader and Exceptional Contributor.


Head of Strategic Marketing – Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group

Shailendra Pandey joined the Aditya Birla Group in 2010, as Function-Head Marketing for VFY Business. He has also been a recipient of Chairman’s Award as Exceptional Contributor in 2015. Prior to joining the Group, he has worked with Indorama Synthetics, Sunflag (Thailand) Ltd, Padmatex Engineering Ltd. and Lohiya Machinery Manufacturers Ltd. He has a master’s degree in marketing management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Shailendra Pandey has an overall experience of 32 years across different organizations in India & abroad mainly in Sales & Marketing, Strategy & Planning and Customer Centric Marketing initiatives. His association for the past 10 years at Grasim Industries Limited (Unit: Indian Rayon) as the Chief Marketing Officer has witnessed many successful initiatives like CRM, B2B2C branding, Mission Happiness, building of downstream value chain ecosystem through business development, new approaches to customer and consumer segmentation and synergistic collaboration with a very recent business inclusion. Mr. Pandey is a Member of AMFII (Manmade Fibre Industry India).


Head of Sales – Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Arun Jhawar is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Company Secretary with over 30 years of cross functional rich experience. He joined the Century Rayon Business in 1999 as Senior Manager and rose to the level of Senior Vice President-Marketing. Prior to his joining Century Rayon, he managed finance functions with responsibilities of fundraising for big size projects and working capital finance from institutions and banks.

In his marketing role at Century Rayon since 2000, Mr. Arun Jhawar was instrumental in introducing super fine deniers of continuous spun yarn, identifying a new area of market expansion in the industry. In 2015, he launched deniers with lower filaments, a product that was to be a close substitute of silk that expanded to give the fashion yarns a premium product. Additionally, his approach to customer centricity is of paramount business impact that allowed for new launches in an ever-changing fast fashion world.


Unit Head of Veraval manufacturing unit - Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group

Shashank Pareek joined the Aditya Birla Group (ABG) in 1997 and has a rich experience through his varied exposure in different businesses starting from Iron Foundry, Noble Ferro Alloys, Iron Ore Mining, Viscose Filament Yarn and Chlor-Alkali. Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, he has worked for Keru Machines, a power loom manufacturer and Natco Polyplast, a HDPE Containers manufacturer. Mr. Pareek has successfully handled IPO and Right Issues for Manufacturing and NBFC, have set up processes for supply chain in iron ore mining and been instrumental in relocation of a plant from Germany to India for Indian Rayon and has contributed through his work on formula linked long term contracts. A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Shashank Pareek has been ably handling the Chlor-Alkali operation in Ganjam, Orissa, India in his prior role.


Joint President, Technical - Fashion Yarn, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Apurva Gupta has over 38 Years of experience including two years of steering World Bank (IFC) funded Project for Textiles in Eastern Europe. He has been with the B K Birla Group for 11 years now. Mr. Apurva Gupta is a B.Tech – Chemical Engineering of the 1981 batch and has completed Advance Strategic Quality Management Certification from JUSE, Tokyo. At the fashion yarn business, he is credited for introducing and commercializing several “new products”, making the Kalyan facility one of the finest in average denier producer in PSY stream and achieving quality and other performance ratios with most economic pulp. He is reckoned for his technical expertise in the VFY industry. Mr. Gupta is an intent reader and a focused fitness freak.