ASHOK CHATURVEDI - FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR (UFLEX GROUP)
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi is a visionary first generation entrepreneur and founder of the UFlex Group. The Group has interests in end-to-end flexible packaging solutions including Bi-axially Oriented Packaging Films, Chemicals, Packaging Machines, Rotogravure Printing Cylinders and Holography. He is the architect of the Group's vision and value-driven business strategy. Under his dynamic leadership, the Group has evolved to become a globally present and recognized player in the Flexible Packaging Industry.
What started off with a tiny manufacturing unit in 1983 is today a Group with flourishing business ventures with turnover in excess of USD 1.0 bn and is already on the growth trajectory to position itself as the leading business conglomerate of India. In addition to plants in India, the Group today has 9 green field plants in 5 countries outside India i.e. USA, Mexico, Poland, Egypt & Dubai and the products are sold in nearly 140 countries across the globe.
To his customers, Ashok has the promise of 3 Q's - Quality, Quantity & Quickness and leading by example he has imbibed this in the culture of the organization. He is a man of principles and virtues that truly reflect in the DNA of UFlex Group placing trust and respect; customer value creation; innovation; global perspective; speed in all directions and socio-environmental responsiveness at the helm.
Globalization, excellence, innovation with differentiation, modernization, quality and quantum growth are his guiding principles. Today UFlex Ltd, the flagship company of the Group, has evolved into India's largest flexible packaging solution company serving fortune 100 companies not only in India but globally. Ashok is a globally recognized exponent of flexible packaging industry and especially in India he is regarded as pioneer of flexible packaging. His eyes are constantly focused on innovation & value addition. The market will witness very soon that he will take the flexible packaging industry to the next level.
He is very passionate about the people’s pillar of business and holds a firm belief that it is this pillar that has been pivotal to the success of the Group till now and will lead the way forward. He is highly regarded for his constant emphasis on bettering the lives of people - be it employees, customers, business partners, shareholders or any other stakeholders - and responsiveness to change and continuous learning. He is a true philanthropist who wants to empower the vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the society.
An avid cricket lover, Ashok is very passionate about providing education and sports facilities to the not so privileged children and youth. His commitment to enhancing the quality of sports facilities in the country is seen in the promotion of an advanced Modern Cricket Club; and the contributions towards the growth of institutions for management studies
Ashok is a widely traveled individual and has a strong conviction that all business leaders of today need to have a global mindset and outlook. He has been conferred with several awards and honors for his pioneering efforts in shaping the contours of the Indian Packaging Industry.