Havells India Limited has appointed Shashi Arora as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its consumer durable brand Lloyd. Arora brings with him an experience of over 27 years across FMCG, banking, telecom and media and entertainment sectors. Prior to Havells, he was the MD and CEO of Airtel Payments Bank, part of India’s leading telecom firm Bharti Airtel.
Apart from Airtel, where he spent 12 years in key positions, Arora navigated key leadership roles in Indian and multinational firms such as Kotak Mahindra Bank and Hindustan Unilever. With expertise in strategic planning, brand strategy and management, distribution channel management, etc., he has a wealth of experience in managing independent business P&L.
A gold medallist in PGDBM (Marketing) from XLRI, Jamshedpur he has also been part of various strategic management and leadership programmes at MIT and Harvard Business School, Boston.
Havells acquired Lloyd in February 2017. Lloyd has a dedicated distribution and service network spread across the country with over 10,000 direct and indirect dealers, 485 authorised service centres and 31 company-owned service centres.