BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ashok Vasudevan

Chairman

Abhijit Upadhye

Managing Director

Gaurav Gupta

CFO

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Ashok Vasudevan is the Co-founder & CEO of Preferred Brands International and Chairman of Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd., the Indian public company subsidiary of PBI.

Ashok co-founded ASG-Omni, a US & India based strategy consulting firm.
He spent 30-year career juggling being an entrepreneur and a corporate executive. Before Tasty Bite®, Ashok headed the India desk of Pepsi World Trade in Somers, New York. He received Pepsi's prestigious MVP award in 1991.

Before joining Pepsi, Ashok spent 10 years with Unilever in various functions that included Management Development, Sales & Marketing, and International Business.


He is involved in several non-profit organizations in India and the US, including:

- Director on the Board of The Fairfield County Business Council

- Director on the Board of The World Affairs Forum

- Director on the Board of C-STEP (Center for Science & Technology Policy) a leading think tank in Bangalore, India

- Member of the Chairman's Circle of USIBC (US-India Business Council)

- Distinguished Professor of International Entrepreneurship and a member of the Business advisory Council of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, India.

He co-authored part of a book, "Drivers of Global Business Success-Lessons from Emerging Markets" (Macmillan, 2004). He graduated in agricultural sciences from Bangalore and received his business education at the Bajaj Institute of Management in Bombay and the Harvard Business School.

Ashok and his wife Meera were jointly presented the "2014 Indian American Achiever Award" by GOPIO CT. (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin)

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Mr. Abhijit Upadhye joined Tasty Bite® as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in July 2018. He has been the Managing Director since November 3, 2018. He is a seasoned business professional with 20+ years of experience in P&L Management, Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Menu. He has substantial experience in leading large teams and launching several new business models. He has worked in multiple industries like e-ommerce, foodservice, retail, FMCG, and business consulting. His experience spans across technology start-ups and large corporations in international and national leadership roles. He has worked with McDonald's Corporation, Flipkart, Infosys, Perfetti, to name a few.

Before joining Tasty Bite®, he worked with Flipkart group of companies where he served as the CEO of Jeeves Consumer Services and F1 Info Solutions (Flipkart group companies). During his tenure, he orchestrated a turnaround for Jeeves and made it into India's largest and finest 3rd party neutral service provider for consumer appliances. This turnaround was a result of a strong vision coupled with product & design-led thinking, creation of an influential performance culture, and ruthless execution rigor. He was also responsible for the acquisition of F1 Info Solutions. He launched several new products, diversifying the overall service portfolio and creating dominance in the after-sales service value chain. At the end of this tenure, Jeeves witnessed a multi-fold growth in revenue, profitability while improving customer service metrics and employee satisfaction scores.

Before Flipkart, he worked with McDonald's Corporation in a global role supporting menu strategy, and supply chain category management. He led large projects like Go-To-Market to improve returns for emerging markets and was a mentor & strategic supply chain advisor for large markets like Japan. He also helped launch the brand in Vietnam. During his tenure in McDonald's India, Abhijit was a part of the core national leadership team. He led the national supply chain, QA, Menu Management, and launched several new business models like McDelivery, Dessert Kiosks, and Breakfast. While working for McDonald's Corporation, Mr. Upadhye was awarded the prestigious "Global Circle of Excellence Award" twice in a row. During his consulting role in Infosys, he received the "Chairman's Award" twice, for contributing towards the development of a multi-million dollar technology solutions. He has also co-authored a case study for Stanford Graduate School of Business on the development of McFry in India.

He is a mechanical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai, and has a Masters in Management Studies from NMIMS, Mumbai.

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Mr. Gaurav Gupta was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Tasty Bite Eatables Limited on November 3, 2018. Earlier, he was the Controller Finance of Tasty Bite Eatables Limited for three years. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds CPA, CFE, CISM, CISA, and CCSA degrees.

With 15+ years of industry experience across IT, telecom, tires, and FMCG, Mr. Gupta has successfully handled domestic and international projects for renowned companies such as Birla Tyres Ltd, Nestle India Ltd, Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd, and HCL Technologies. His business acumen and expertise culminated in strengthening the company's business development initiatives.

He played a crucial role during the integration with KAGOME, Japan, and MARS Inc, leveraging top-line growth. Mr. Gupta also helps to strengthen the 'Controls Environment' through business-specific insights and handles integration requirements of Parent Company along with fulfilling his obligations towards internal audit frameworks and compliance issues.

Kavas Patel

Independent Director

Dr. Chengappa Ganapati

Independent Director

Ms. Rama Kannan

Independent Director

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Mr. Patel is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He brings independent judgment on the Board's discussions. An expert in audit, corporate finance, strategic financial planning, budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, business strategies, investment, wealth management, etc. He has shown exemplary thought leadership during the course of his tenure as a director. Mr. Patel brings in vast experience to the Board and/or Committees.

He has been a keen observer of the food industry for decades, and his vision has helped the company achieve significant growth in operations and business. He has vast knowledge in accounting and finance fields and has a proactive and futuristic approach towards risk and compliance management.

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Dr. Chengappa Ganapati has an M.Sc in agriculture economics from the University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore, and a Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Dr. Chengappa is one of the leading agricultural economists in India. He has over three decades of experience in teaching, research, extension, and academic administration.

He served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He was the National Professor of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Dr. Chengappa is a policy economist specialized in agri-business and trade.

A member of the working group on agricultural marketing of India's planning commission for preparing the 12th Five Year Plan document. His international experience includes working as a consultant in the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington), International Plant Genetic Resource Institute (Rome), International Rice Research Institute (Manila), DSE (Germany), and visiting Professor, Universities of Reading and Wales. He was the president of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics 2012 and Agricultural Economics Review Association, New Delhi 2013-16.

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Ms. Rama Kannan is a commerce and law (LLB) graduate from Delhi University. She also holds a master's in business administration from the National University of Singapore. With a coaching certification from the NeuroLeadership Group, Australia, she is a coach/mentor/advisor for various senior executives in corporate and social enterprises in India and abroad. She has a vast experience in the fields of marketing and strategic roles with multiple companies such as British Petroleum, PepsiCo, etc.

Dawn Allen

Non-Executive Director

David Dusangh

Non-Executive Director

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Ms. Dawn Allen is a chemistry graduate from Bath University. She received an ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Ms. Allen has worked at Mars, Incorporated for 20 years. During this time, she has held several positions in finance. She is currently the CFO of global food, drinks, and multi sales at Mars, Incorporated.

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Mr. Dusangh is an experienced executive who brings over 28 years of Food and consumer goods expertise to the Board. His extensive Sales, Marketing and General Management experiences at Tier 1 CPG companies across North America and international markets brings valuable perspective in shaping business strategies and leading commercial operations to Board discussions.

Mr. Dusangh holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and attended Harvard Business School Executive Education in 2013.


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Investor Query Form


Date Event
29.09.2020
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on November 6, 2020 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended September 30, 2020.
06.08.2020
36th Annual General Meeting of the Company.
05.08.2020
Unaudited quarterly results for June 30, 2020 quarter approved by the Board.
28.07.2020
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on August 5, 2020 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended June 30, 2020.
15.05.2020
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2020 approved by the Board.
30.04.2020
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on May 15, 2020 primarily for approval of audited results of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2020.
24.03.2020
Emergency Board Meeting conducted by the Company in light of the worsening Covid situation in the country and took the decision to close the factory until March 31st, 2020.
12.02.2020
Unaudited quarterly results for December 31, 2019 quarter approved by the Board.
23.01.2020
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on February 12, 2020 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended December 31, 2019.
07.11.2019
Unaudited quarterly results for September 30, 2019 quarter approved by the Board.
24.10.2019
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on November 7, 2019 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended September 30, 2019.
08.08.2019
35th Annual General Meeting of the Company.
07.08.2019
Unaudited quarterly results for June 30, 2019 quarter approved by the Board.
09.07.2019
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on August 7, 2019 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended June 30, 2019.
12.07.2019
Proposal for fund raising approved by the Board.
09.07.2019
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on July 12, 2019 primarily to consider and approve the proposal for fund raising.
23.05.2019
Board Meeting conducted to approve the Secretarial Compliance Report and Secretarial Audit Report.
16.05.2019
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2019 approved by the Board.
11.04.2019
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on May 16, 2019 primarily for approval of audited financial results and also for recommendation of dividend, if any, for year ended March 31, 2019
06.02.2019
Unaudited quarterly results for December, 2018 quarter approved by the Board
22.01.2019
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on February 6, 2019 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended December 31, 2018
31.08.2018
Completion of Buyback of 59,530 1% Non-cumulative, Non- convertible, redeemable preference shares
06.07.2018
Buyback of 59,530 1% Non-cumulative, Non- convertible, redeemable preference shares approved
02.07.2018
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on July 6, 2018 primarily for approval of buyback of its 59,530 1% Non-cumulative, Non- convertible, redeemable preference shares
16.05.2018
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2018 approved by the Board
02.05.2018
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on May 16 2018 primarily for approval of audited financial results and also for recommendation of dividend, if any, for year ended March 31, 2018
06.02.2018
Unaudited quarterly results for December, 2017 quarter approved by the Board
25.01.2018
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on February 6, 2018 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended December 31, 2017
31.10.2017
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on November 13, 2017 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended September 30, 2017
10.08.2017
Unaudited quarterly results for June, 2017 quarter approved by the Board
28.07.2017
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on August 10, 2017 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended June 30, 2017
16.05.2017
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2017 approved by the Board
17.04.2017
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on May 16, 2017 primarily for approval of audited results of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2017
30.01.2017
Unaudited quarterly results for December, 2016 quarter approved by the Board
21.01.2017
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on January 30, 2017 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016
07.11.2016
Unaudited quarterly results for September, 2016 quarter approved by the Board
26.10.2016
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on November 7, 2016 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended September 30, 2016
19.09.2016
32nd Annual General Meeting of the Company
26.07.2016
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on August 8, 2016 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended June 30, 2016
07.05.2016
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2016 approved by the Board
18.04.2016
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on May 7, 2016 primarily for approval of audited results of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2016
10.02.2016
Unaudited quarterly results for December 2015 quarter approved by the Board
01.02.2016
Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors scheduled to be held on February 10, 2016 primarily for approval of un-audited financial results for quarter ended December 31, 2015
09.11.2015
Unaudited quarterly results for September 2015 quarter approved by the Board
14.09.2015
31st Annual General Meeting of the Company
03.08.2015
Unaudited quarterly results for June 2015 quarter approved by the Board
13.05.2015
Audited results for the year ended March 31, 2015 approved by the Board
11.02.2015
Unaudited quarterly results for December 2014 quarter approved by the Board
10.11.2014
Unaudited quarterly results for September 2014 quarter approved by the Board
14.08.2014
Unaudited quarterly results for June 2014 quarter approved by the Board
08.05.2014
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2014 approved by the Board
27.01.2014
Unaudited quarterly results for December 2013 quarter approved by the Board
31.10.2013
Unaudited quarterly results for September 2013 quarter approved by the Board
13.08.2013
Unaudited reviewed quarterly Results for March- June 2013 quarter approved by the Board
08.05.2013
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2013 approved by the Board
04.02.2013
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Oct - Dec 12 Quarter approved by the Board
05.11.2012
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Jul - Sep 12 Quarter approved by the Board
06.08.2012
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Apr - Jun 12 Quarter approved by the Board
30.05.2012
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2012 approved by the Board
13.02.2012
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Oct - Dec 11 Quarter approved by the Board
02.02.2012
Declaration of results of the Postal Ballot
19.12.2012
Board Meeting for consideration of seeking approval from shareholders by Postal Ballot
11.11.2011
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the July - Sept 11 Quarter approved by the Board
05.09.2011
Annual General Meeting
11.08.2011
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Apr - June 11 Quarter approved by the Board
02.05.2011
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2011 approved by the Board
14.02.2011
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the Oct - Dec 10 Quarter approved by the Board
31.12.2010
Declaration of results of the Postal Ballot
12.11.2010
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the July - Sept 10 Quarter approved by the Board
16.09.2010
Annual General Meeting of the Company
11.08.2010
Unaudited Reviewed Quarterly Results for the April - June 10 Quarter approved by the Board
30.05.2010
Audited Results for the year ended March 31, 2010 approved by the Board