Innovating Sustainable Waste Management
Hrishit A Shroff is President – Environment & Biotech Business and Corporate Services at Excel Industries Limited, his family business. He is also currently pursuing an executive management course at Harvard Business School. Interestingly Hrishit successfully completed his Chartered Accountancy from The Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India in the year 2005. During his course, he articled with two of the leading accounting firms in India namely – Arthur Andersen & E&Y. Hrishit joined the family business in Excel Crop Care Limited in 2006. He established a Enterprise Risk Management framework for the Company which included a strong governance framework resulting in valuable risk mitigation measures for the future. He successfully spearheaded the implementation of SAP – ERP for Excel Crop Care. Recognizing the need to have a firm grasp on technology, product and people, Hrishit led manufacturing site operations spanning 6 years at 2 locations. At the metal phosphides manufacturing site, he focused on stabilising operations, relocation of products which were manufactured at other sites, introducing new products and automation of operating/production processes. At the larger Bhavnagar site, Hrishit led the site to a turnaround at the time it received a major setback with its flagship product being suspended overnight. As Bhavnagar site-in-charge, he was involved in identifying and producing new products, finding and implementing measures to redeploy production infrastructure which was rendered idle. He played a key role in product stewardship. The site vastly improved its industrial relations and public relations. Hhrishit introduced Kaizen at Bhavnagar Plant which proved to enhance the overall performance for the Company as well as its employees. Succession planning was implemented in order to feel the gap created due to the retirement of key Senior Personnel. In 2014 Hrishit moved to Mumbai Corporate Office as VP Commercial focusing on building strong supply chain which extensively depended on China sources, improvement in the planning & order fulfillment cycles, product pricing, new products positioning, marketing, and international business. From August 2015- Oct 2016, Hrishit served as Executive Director on the Board of Excel Crop Care Limited and today leads the business as President.