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Avinash Ratta

Avinash Ratta

Managing Director, GrainVelocity

Avinash is the Managing Director & CEO of Grainvelocity, one of the only turnkey business project management firms in our region that is dedicated to accelerating profitable growth in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Retail, Restaurant and Food Service industries through an exclusive range of turnkey project services to develop and manage your new products and services, e-commerce business, expansion into new markets, business partnerships and portfolio efficiency.

He is a prolific F&B commercial leader with more than 20 years’ leadership experience in top multinationals based in Europe and the Middle East: Nestle S.A., Unilever Plc. and the IFFCO Group. He has led multi-million-dollar P&Ls and growth performance across power brands such as NESCAFE, MILO, NOOR, NESQUIK and LUX across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Asia.

In the last two decades, he drove several impactful market and business expansion initiatives across Culinary, Coffee & Beverages, Cereals, Frozen Food, Dairy & RTD and Home and Personal Care categories. He has also successfully built and led commercial teams and developed digital and ecommerce capabilities for F&B businesses in the GCC.

Avinash is an MBA from the INSEAD Business School in France and a Masters in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in the US. He is an avid traveler, a culinary enthusiast, speaker at commercial forums and currently lives with his family in Dubai.

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