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Shakti Arora

Chief Procurement Officer

RAK Ceramics PJSC, United Arab Emirates

Shakti Arora is a BE (Mechanical) & MBA with over 34 years of professional experience. He is currently Group CPO (Chief Central Procurement Officer) of RAK Ceramic PJSC & CEO of Ceramin a trading arm of RAK ceramics. His last job was with Holcim India, as CPO with a procurement volume of 2-3 billion $/annum. He has worked with India’s major business houses Tata’s, Mahindra’s and some leading MNC’s like Gillette, Holcim & Timex. His experience comes from varied industries like Automotive, Auto Components, FMCG and Electricals & Ceramics.

He has extensive experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross-Border integrations, Business Development and Turnarounds. He has headed a $500M multi-location company after developing it from scratch through acquisitions for Mahindra’s. At M&M he was Sr. VP - Business Development for ‘Systech’, a 1 billion $ auto component MNC as a Founder Member & Director.