Personal Details

Mr. Pankaj Poddar is currently the Group CEO of Cosmo Films Ltd., heading the company’s fast-growing consumer business Zigly, alongside their multiple trade verticals, viz., Films, Labeling & Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, Ferrites, Masterbatches & Textile Chemicals. Being at the helm of a fast-growing global organization, his contribution to the year-on-year growth of the company is unmatched.

His career spans over 26 years, wherein he was a turnaround specialist, quick decision-maker with strengths in commercials, analytics, negotiation, team engagement & strategy building, which mirrored in his leadership at Cosmo Films. His journey with Cosmo Films began in 2011 as the CFO, managing its financial operations in India & overseas. Later, he went on to become the President - India Operations and eventually the CEO in 2013, successfully leading multiple verticals for the company.

In addition to his ongoing role at Cosmo Films Ltd. as the Group CEO, he is a regular speaker at various packaging industry forums and resides on the board of the Organization of Plastic Processors of India, IFCA and Plastic India.

Prior to Cosmo Films, he has held senior financial positions at large multinational companies, namely, Ernst & Young, Reckitt Benckiser, Delphi Automotive and Avon Beauty.

Young Business Leader Award

Mr. Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films received the "Young Business Leader Award" at the Dare to Dream Awards 2018, presented by Zee Business in association with SAP in October 2018

30 Most Inspiring CEO’s

Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Limited won the award for 30 Most Inspiring CEO’s by Prime Insights Magazine.

CEO With HR Orientation

Cosmo First Limited CEO, Mr. Pankaj Poddar was honoured with the “CEO With HR Orientation” by Zee Business and World HRD Congress in September 2019.

The Economic Times Leadership Excellence Award 2022

Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Limited, has been honoured with The Economic Times Leadership Excellence Award 2022 for the Manufacturing of Chemicals and Films.