Cosmo Films Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Pankaj Poddar as group CEO to head the newly launched consumer business, ZIGLY, alongside trade verticals including Films, Labelling & Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, Ferrites, Masterbatches, and Textile Chemicals. The development came into effect immediately and in recognition of the growth the company witnessed under Poddar’s leadership as CEO of the business.

With a career spanning over 26 years, Poddar has held key leadership positions in the company across business units and verticals. As the chief financial officer at Cosmo Films Ltd. in 2011, Pankaj was responsible for managing the financial operations in India and overseas. Since his appointment as CEO in the year 2013, all Cosmo verticals have reportedly witnessed year-on-year growth. 

“Pankaj's contribution is immense for the success of Cosmo as is visible in the last few years,” said Ashok Jaipuria, chairman and managing director of Cosmo Films Ltd. “R&D, Sales & Marketing competencies, expanded product range and focus on Speciality films have led to the achievement of record EBITDA and an all time high market capitalization. Pankaj has also played a key role in ensuring diversification from the Films business into Ferrites, Speciality Chemicals and Zigly.  All of these will make a significant addition to all the parameters of the company—topline, bottomline and market valuations. He is a great asset to Cosmo with his focus, drive and implementation bringing in benefits to the company and its stakeholders.”

“I am delighted to be elevated as the Group CEO,” Poddar said. “At this point of time Cosmo Films Ltd. is at the pivotal state of its growth with diversification into different sectors. Being a global leader in the films and packaging sector, we aim to be the preferred brand for Specialty Chemicals, Ferrites, Polymers & Pet care.”

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