Mr Satish Rao

Mr Satish Rao

Chairman & Managing Director
Firmenich India

Satish Rao is Chairman & Managing Director of Firmenich India based at Mumbai. Firmenich is a 120 year old world's largest privately owned company in fragrance & flavor industry and is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland. Mr.Rao heads the India business operations of Firmenich based out of Mumbai, India. Trained at the Harvard University, with a Masters degree in Science & an MBA in Marketing from Mumbai University, Mr. Satish Rao, is a veteran of the flavor industry. He brings with him a corporate experience of 29 years at multinational companies like McCormick & Bayer. Mr. Rao has worked at various parts of the world like India, China & USA.

Prior to his present role, Mr. Rao was the Vice President, Emerging markets at McCormick based at Maryland, USA. He has assumed several key responsibilities in the past at functions like Marketing, General management & Acquisitions as a part of his 20 year stint at McCormick, a global leader in Foods. Mr.Rao was instrumental in the entry of McCormick into India through joint ventures and acquisition and eventually leading their business in India.

Mr. Rao is an avid golfer and also serves as President of his school alumni association based at Chembur, Mumbai.