Mr Shyam Sundar Aggarwal, the Managing Director of Bikanervala Foods Pvt. Ltd., is a second-generation entrepreneur who carries forward his father's legacy with a thumping success. He belongs to the Lalji family from Bikaner city in Rajasthan, famous for its namkeen shop, which later gave way to the 'Bikanervala' brand. In 1950, Mr Shyam's father and uncle moved to Delhi in the wake of expanding their traditional business. They started a shop with the name of Bikaner Bhujia Bhandar in the Paranthe Wali Gali of Delhi's Chandni Chowk area. In 1965, at the age of 16, he also joined his father's shop and learned the art of making sweets. Since then, there was no looking back.
Keeping abreast of the latest trends in the field of sweets and namkeen items, Mr Shyam Sundar Aggarwal launched Bikano in 1988 to sell the products in air-tight packaging. In 2003, he came up with quick-service restaurants with the name of Bikano Chat Cafes, to serve fast food with minimal table service. Having served the group for more than 55 years now, he has created new benchmarks for Quality, R&D and Innovative Processes that have fetched thriving results for Bikanervala.
Together with his son and the Group's Director, Mr Manish Aggarwal, he has taken the group to so far untouched heights. As a token of acknowledgement for his selfless contribution to the Nation, Mr Shyam Sundar Aggarwal received the Lifetime Achievement Award, by Ram Nath Kovind, President of India at Platinum Jubilee Conference of All India Food Processors Association in 2018.
Mr Manish Aggarwal has been a prominent face in the Indian FMCG industry. He has inflicted a transformational shift in Bikano's business operations ever since he held the reins of Bikano in 2000. An alumnus of RMIT University, Australia, he has led the company to ensure enhanced cost-efficiency, better time management, and streamlined processes. Moreover, his out-of-the-box efforts have enabled Bikano to be registered as a globally-recognised major food brand in the FMCG and packaged snacks category.
As the Director of Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd, he has worked diligently to expand the company's footprints in more than 35 countries worldwide, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent. Currently, Bikano has its presence at nearly all forms of retail outlets including Modern trade, National and International Stores, Airports, Railways, Government Stores, Military and Police Canteens and Institutions. Under his leadership, Bikano has now ventured into the Ready to Eat (RTE) segment and is also reworking on its portfolio to offer healthier snacking options.
Still in his 40s, Mr Aggarwal is persistent in his efforts to make Bikano the numero uno packaged food company in India and abroad. He is committed to conquer new market segments and win maximum customer satisfaction through tastier and healthier products. Undoubtedly, Mr Aggarwal holds a major say in making Bikano a globally recognised brand.
Mr Pankaj Agarwal is a veteran in the FMCG industry, with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. In his successful career as a diligent food professional, he has worked on top-notch positions for various renowned brands of the likes of Grupo Bimbo, HUL, Bonn and Britannia. A B.Tech degree holder in Food Technology from the prestigious Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Mr Pankaj is a team player.
Mr Pankaj is an expert in reviving businesses and making them profitable through his efforts. He holds a sound experience of building businesses and creates excellence by continuous enhancement of all stakeholders' satisfaction and aspirations. His forte lies in his selfless contribution to a wide range of business aspects including Production Planning & Control, Operations & Maintenance, Low-cost Automation, Erection & Commissioning, Product/ Process Improvement, Quality Compliance, Team Management, New product development, and Business sustainability by providing solution post-assessment.