Pradeep Dhobale was the Whole time Director on the Board of ITC Limited, since January, 2011. He held the responsibility for FMCG businesses of ITC viz Foods, Personal Care, Cigarettes etc. He is also on the Board of Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd, Nepal and King Makers Marketing Inc, USA. Prior to this, he held charge for Paperboards & Specialty Papers and Packaging Businesses of ITC, and also represented the Finance & IT Functions on the ITC Board. Mr Dhobale joined ITC Bhadrachalam Paperboards Limited as Management Trainee in July 1977. He climbed the Company's hierarchical ladder swiftly from Management Trainee in 1977 to become the Company's Managing Director on 1st January, 1999. Following the amalgamation of ITC Bhadrachalam with ITC in March 2002, and subsequent merger of Bhadrachalam Paperboards Division with Tribeni Tissues Division, Mr Dhobale took charge of the Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division as its Divisional Chief Executive. Mr Dhobale is known for his people oriented leadership style, expertise in Manfacturing and Sustainability and commercial acumen.