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Kapil Pillai joins True North-backed Sesa Care as CEO

Pillai brings 22 years of sales, marketing and business leadership experience from the FMCG industry. He was earlier with Godrej Consumer Products

Sesa Care, an investee company of homegrown private equity firm True North, has announced the appointment of Kapil Pillai as the CEO. In his new role as CEO of Sesa Care Pvt. Ltd, Pillai will be responsible for driving growth and expansion of the company.

Ashish Bhargava, Partner of True North, said, “We are delighted to have Kapil on board as part of the True North family. We are looking forward to using his entrepreneurial, innovation and leadership skills to build Sesa Care. We are committed to growing the Sesa Care platform organically as well as inorganically into a multi-product consumer brand.”

Pillai said, “This appointment is an exciting new chapter in my career. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills to help build SESA Care as a significant Player in the beauty and wellness sector. Partnering with True North is a privilege as they have a sterling track record of building some of India’s biggest brands across categories.”

Pillai began his career in 1996 as a Regional Sales Manager for Reckitt & Colman (now Reckitt Benckiser). He spent his initial 10 years in sales roles; he then transitioned successfully to marketing roles in the next phase. He has worked with Balsara Home Products and Kurt Salmon Associates. He comes from Godrej Consumer Products Limited where he spent almost 15 years in multiple sales, marketing and business leadership roles, the last of which was Chief Marketing Officer of India Business. He brings 22 years of high-quality sales, marketing and business leadership experience from the FMCG industry.

Pillai has completed his post-graduation from IIM Kolkata. At GCPL, as marketing lead of the Home care business, he has been instrumental in building the Goodnight, Hit and Ezee brand franchises. He also led marketing for the hair care category, before leading marketing for the whole domestic business. His primary focus has always been category and franchise creation.

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