Piyush Patnaik has been elevated as the Managing Director of Cargill’s oil business in India. Patnaik will replace Deoki Muchhal who is leaving the organization after 15 years. In his new role, he will lead the Cargill’s India chapter with more than 3,500 employees working across offices, warehouses, and plants.
On his appointment, Patnaik shared in media that, "Over the last 13 years that I have been working with Cargill, I have seen the company achieve many milestones in its journey of becoming the leader in nourishing people. Cargill’s oil business in India has thrived under many inspiring leaders and it is a privilege for me to now lead this winning team. I look forward to building upon our accomplishments and help better serve our consumers and stakeholders."
Patnaik comes with an extensive experience of 18 years. Most recently, he was the strategy and business development head for Cargill's oils business in India. He joined Cargill in 2006 and has held a variety of roles including procurement, sales, business development, M&A and supply chain management. He then led the soya and palm product line for the business in India in 2013, where he helped build the company’s successful consumer business and go-to-market strategy.
Prior to joining Cargill he worked in Coca-Cola and Dabur. He started his career in 2001 with Dabur and completed his MBA from NITIE, Mumbai.