He is an Economics (Hons.) graduate and an 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 as Executive Director & CEO. During his tenure, Sonalika tractors witnessed robust growth in sales in India & abroad and doubled its bottom line. He was instrumental in creating Brand ‘Sonalika’ culminating in raising substantial private equity for the group from Blackstone private equity.
Prior to Sonalika Group, he was President for Escorts US & Europe Business. He managed the US holding company & its acquisition of two subsidiaries, namely Farmtrac Inc, USA & Farmtrac Europe. He had overall responsibilities for the acquisitions including target search, business plan, internal approvals for strategic fit, negotiation with the shortlisted parties, share purchase agreements, statutory compliances, appointment of key agents & financial closures. Post acquisition responsibilities included evolving key business strategy and execution thereof in US & Europe including marketing & product strategy, organization structure, dealers network, financial plan and process/product improvement & alignment with the parent organization.
Pranab Ghosal has worked in large multinational and Indian companies in senior/middle management like Carraro India Ltd (Chief Operating Officer), Delphi (Chief Financial Officer) and Tata Steel.