Mr. Kaushik Mitra, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo India, spoke at IIM Shillong on the topic ‘Leadership Lessons – Things that Really Matter.’ Mr. Kaushik Mitra has over two decades of experience working for companies such as Tata Group, GE, Reckitt Benckiser, and PepsiCo. Mr. Mitra has been with PepsiCo for over 21 years, including Finance, Procurement, and Management positions. He has also worked in several countries, including India, Vietnam, and China. Mr. Mitra is a Chartered Accountant with 18 publications to his credit and has received numerous honors for his leadership efforts.
The session was delivered online. Mr. Mitra discussed three essential points that drive success in people’s personal and professional life. The first argument raised was the necessity to always improve oneself. The second point he made was to examine how you collaborate with others. Mr. Mitra’s third piece of advice was always to attempt to develop networks with the people you interact with. Finally, he discussed the importance of Humility, Passion, and Ownership in becoming a good leader.