Bhubaneswar: Milk Mantra has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of accomplished finance professional Biswajit Mishra as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Biswajit will be responsible for leading the financial operations at Milk Mantra while optimizing the strategic expansion of the business. With multi-dimensional skills in managing finance, accounts, risk, operations, taxation, and audits, he has led beyond the boundaries of traditional financial executives and has been a part of many strategic initiatives that have positively impacted business performances. He will be based out of the head office at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Prior to joining Milk Mantra, Biswajit was based out of Sri Lanka as the Chief Financial Officer for Aussee Oats Milling Pvt. Ltd.- a joint venture entity of Future Group. He has also worked as the Finance Head – Southern Indian Operations for Parag Milk Foods, the Head – Internal Audit at Creamline Dairy in Hyderabad, and as the senior audit manager for various prestigious organizations across the breadth of India, in the past.
Biswajit is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed the executive leadership & management program from IIM- Calcutta. He brings with him more than 20 years of significant leadership experience and expertise in multi-functional CXO positions within the financial domain across the Indian subcontinent.
Commenting on the appointment, Srikumar Misra, Founder & CEO, Milk Mantra said, “Biswajit has deep experience in the dairy and FMCG industry, and joins us at a time when we have achieved strong profitability. His financial and strategic acumen and his expertise in business turnaround and expansion of profitability will bring strong expertise to our team, propelling Milk Mantra’s growth into new categories, marketplaces, and geographies.”
Talking about his new role, Biswajit Mishra, CFO, Milk Mantra, added, “This is a great time to join Milk Mantra as the team extends their responsible business model across geographies. I am delighted to take on a key leadership role at a company that’s changing the dairy ecosystem in Eastern India and positively impacts the lives of half a million farmers, the economy of the region, and creates Truly Pure products for its consumers; and I look forward to an exciting journey in building Milk Mantra 3.0.”
Milk Mantra is one of the fastest-growing mass premium dairy food companies in India which has pioneered an ethical sourcing program and aims to create a wide-scale impact on millions of lives via its responsible business model. Over the last 8 years, Milk Mantra has built a leading premium diary brand in Eastern India and the ethical milk sourcing network now encompasses over 68,000+ farmers whose income levels have gone up by 70%. Currently, Milk Mantra under its flagship brand, Milky Moo produces and distributes a host of milk products including packaged milk, buttermilk, curd, probiotic yogurt, paneer, dairy-based desserts, milkshakes, and other products.