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Monsanto Global Business Executive Joins Group FMG as Chief Financial Officer

Group FMG, an omni-channel content and e-commerce solutions company, announced today that Sandeep Kulkarni has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Group FMG. Kulkarni will be based out of the company’s headquarters in New York City and will report to Group FMG’s CEO, Dilip Keshu.

As CFO, Kulkarni will be responsible for all strategic matters of financial and commercial importance, including driving strategic growth plans, streamlining financial policy, advising on the financial implications of management decisions, acquisitions, business line profitability, and more.

Kulkarni joins Group FMG from Monsanto (NYSE: MON), the multinational conglomerate. At Monsanto, he was part of the global strategy team, focusing on M&As for the company. In his twelve year career with Monsanto, Kulkarni held various senior positions in Singapore, the U.S. & India. His work experience prior to Monsanto includes roles with Coca-Cola, Pharmacia and Iridium.

Commenting on the appointment, Dilip Keshu, CEO of Group FMG, said, “Sandeep comes to us with a wealth of experience from one of world’s most successful multinational organizations. His addition is of great importance and much significance to Group FMG as we continue to grow and expand.”

About his new role, Kulkarni said, “I am excited to join Group FMG’s global team of creative, driven professionals and look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success as a leading provider of award-winning marketing and media solutions.”

For more information about Sandeep Kulkarni, please connect with him on LinkedIn. For more information about Group FMG, please visit us at http://www.groupfmg.com/, follow us on Twitter @WeareGroupFMG or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Group FMG

Group FMG (www.groupfmg.com) is an omni-channel content and commerce solutions company. Group FMG provides award-winning marketing & media solutions for print, mobile, tablet, interactive magazines, e-books, catalogues, websites, digital shop fronts and more. The firm creates rich media content across all major channels – digital, social, mobile, advertising, packaging & POS, gaming, and broadcast – and integrates consulting, content and e-commerce services for its global roster of agencies and Global 1000 clients. Select Group FMG clients include: Sears, Staples, Pepsi, Boots, Harrods, Boden, Disney, Penguin, Harper Collins, BBC, AMI, IBM, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Sony, TAG Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nanette Lepore, Net-a-Porter, Lord & Taylor, Uniqlo, and Sandals. Group FMG is funded by India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), a leading private equity fund, and Zodius Advisors, a growth capital and build-out company. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Bangalore and Chennai. For more information, please see www.groupfmg.com, follow us on Twitter @WeareGroupFMG or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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