Mr. Desai is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and joined ITC straight after completing his Post Graduation. Before taking up the current role of Divisional Marketing Manager, he has led various functions at ITC. His started his journey with the company in 2000 as an assistant manager - marketing for the Packaging and Printing business. In 2004, he was entrusted with the responsibility as Brand Manager for the India Tobacco division, a role which later expanded with him taking over as Brand Manager for the entire Food business in 2007. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the Marketing Manager for Snacks & Confectionery portfolio.