Pranab Ghosal is Economics (Hons.) graduate and all India rank holder Chartered Accountant having 26 years of experience in steel, engineering and tractor industry. He is currently working as Managing Director & CEO of TAPL. Before joining TAPL, he had worked in Sonalika Group Companies as Executive Director & CEO. He was pioneer in robust growth of Sonalika tractor in India & abroad. He was instrumental in creating Brand ‘Sonalika’ culminating in raising substantial private equity for the group from Blackstone.
Prior to joining Sonalika Group, he was working as President - Escorts US & Europe Business. He managed US holding company & its acquisition of 2 subsidiaries- Farmtrac Inc, USA & Farmtrac Europe. Actively participated in framing all the important aspects of the acquisitions like search, initial discussions, business plan, internal approval, negotiation with the shortlisted parties, share purchase agreements, statutory compliances, appointment of key agents like auditors & financial closures. Finalized the key business strategy in US & Europe including marketing & product strategy, organization structure, dealers network, financial plan and process/product improvement & alignment with the parent organization.
Before joining Escorts, he has worked in large multinational and Indian companies in senior/middle management like Carraro India Ltd, Delphi and Tata Steel.