Dr. AK Tyagi

SpecialityExecutive Director of Haldiram Snacks Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. A K Tyagi is a Graduate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and Masters in Food Technology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar, Nainital specialising in Food Processing, Technology of Milk and Milk Products, Food Chemistry, Food Micro-Biology, Chem. & Micro Evaluation of Foods. Later on he pursued MBA and Ph. D. in Business Administration as well. Dr. Tyagi started his career in 1984 with multinational company Wimpy International Pvt. Ltd (a Division of United Biscuit empire, UK). Dr. Tyagi later joined in 1988 as Technical Manager at Noida plant of Uncle Chipps Company Ltd. (Formerly known as Amrit Agro Industries Ltd.). He was responsible and leading for complete operations of the unit in 1990 when he was promoted to DGM (Tech.). His contribution was recognised by Management through fast-track promotions. He was made overall in charge of four plants alongwith additional responsibilities of Sales & Marketing and Finance as Vice President (1995-1997) and then elevated as President (1997-2000). Dr. Tyagi joined Amrit Food (a division of Amrit Banspati Co. Ltd.) as CEO of the Company in 2000 and his last designation was Executive President when he left Amrit Food to join Haldiram’s. Dr. Tyagi joined Haldiram Group in 2006 and was named Executive President. He has directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and helped the Group to increase its market share through expansion / putting various green field projects, development of new innovative products and expanding network. Under Dr. Tyagi’s leadership, the Company has grown 13 times over the past 12 years and established itself as a market leader in Salty Snacks and a leading brand within FMCG Sector inspite of stiff competition from Multinational and Indian Companies. Dr. Tyagi was elevated to “Executive Director” position from Executive President in the Year March 2014. With proper organization in place and vision to increase its market share continuously, the Company has already made its road to expand production through in house expansion as well as third party operations and to grow inorganically through acquisitions. Since he joined 2006, the group’s annual FMCG turnover has risen from Rs. 270 Crore to Rs.2950 Crore (USD 435 Million) in 2017-18 and market share 38% in traditional snacks and 24% in salty snacks as well as improved profitability. Under his leadership and vision, the Company is exporting to 70 countries across the Globe taking the export turnover to 270 Crores F.Y. 2017-18. Dr. Tyagi has received various Awards on behalf of the Company as well as at individual capacity in Uncle Chips and Haldiram. He has received recent two Awards in the Year 2018 at individual capacity as follows:- • Dr. A.K.Tyagi has received Agribusiness Award 2018 for recognizing agribusinesses par excellence on 27th Oct 2018 at Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi. The award given by Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to the Governor, Jammu & Kashmir for his contribution in the Food Sector over last 34 years. • Dr A. K.Tyagi has been awarded as CEO of the Year 2018 by the prestigious India Food Safety Summit & Excellence Awards 2018 in New Delhi on 7th Dec 2018 for his contribution in the Food Sector especially in Haldiram Snacks over the last 14 years. This Award is another acknowledgement testimonial of his unparalleled contribution to Haldiram Group and to the Food & Beverage Industry in India.