Group CFO & COO
What inspired you to take a career path in the Food and Beverages industry and what keeps you going today?
I have 28 years of experience in management and finance, performance management, mergers & acquisitions, treasury, and IT & human resources. Before joining Del Monte, I was with Carlsberg Asia where I supported efficiency and effectiveness programs across the Asian and African regions. Prior to Carlsberg, I spent nearly 20 years
I am always seeking to learn from those around me to evolve my leadership and communication styles. Every day presents new opportunities to learn staying open and hungry are what have helped me continue to grow around me to evolve my leadership and com
What are the key ingredients that helped you achieve the level you are at today?
There are several factors that have led to my continued professional growth, including having a‘can do'attitude, no matter how difficult the task, and continuously pushing for business improvements along the way. Being able to connect with others across cultures and soliciting different perspectives have also been vital. Above all, I am always seeking to learn from those around me to evolve my leadership and communication styles.Every day presents new opportuni ties to learn and staying open and hungry are what have helped me continue to grow.
Tell us about Del Monte Foods' unique selling proposition in the market. What are the company's main brands?
Del Monte Foods is a leading producer, distributor, and marketer of premium quality, branded, and plant based food products We are accessible to consumers across our portfolio of beloved brands, inclu
Tell us about the professional mile stones that have been the most rewarding.
I was a part of the leadership team that improved Heinz's portfolio in China. I helped turn around the trading businesses of Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore at Heinz and also implemented a new performance driven culture across Asia Pacific for the same. I success fully drove a zero-based budgeting approach across Heinz, Carlsberg and now at Del Monte. Most recently, it's been energizing to collaborate with the stellar Del Monte leadership team to transform and grow our US and Asia operations.
Parag Sachdeva, Group CFO & COO, Del Monte Foods
Having over 25 years of experience in diversifying domains, Parag now holds the role of CFO of Del Monte Philippines and Group CFO of Del Monte Pacific, in addition to serving as COO of Del Monte Foods.
Hobbies: Playing Tennis
Favorite Cuisine: Indian, Mexican and Thai
Favorite Book: The Life by Michael Jordan
Favorite Travel Destination: Austria and Italy
Award: Chairman's award at Heinz