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Godrej Consumer appoints V Srinivasan as CFO

Mumbai-based FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) has appointed V Srinivasan as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and company secretary (CS), as per a stock market disclosure.

Srinivasan joined the Godrej Group in 1997 as DGM- finance of Godrej Soaps Ltd. Since then, he has held several positions in the group's various subsidiaries.

He is a chartered accountant and company secretary by education. Srinivasan also did middle and senior management courses at IIM, Ahmedabad and the University of Michigan, respectively.

He would take over the role from P Ganesh, who is moving to another group company. Both the appointment will be effective from April 1, 2015.

Ganesh who started his career with GCPL as management trainee in 1995, is currently responsible for finance functions like accounts, MIS, funds management and taxation besides being the Company Secretary. He has also been closely associated with the first acquisition of Keyline Brands Ltd by GCPL.

The company did not provide the name of the another firm where he is moving.

Godrej Consumer Products manufactures household and personal care products like soaps, toiletries, fabric care, baby care, deodorant, fairness cream, liquid detergent, hair colour, shaving cream and gel. Last month, it struck a deal to acquire hair extension business from the South Africa-based Frika Hair (Pty) Ltd. It is backed by Singapore's state investment unit Temasek.

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