At a Glance


Globally experienced Indian national based in Kolkotta

Chartered Accountant with extensive corporate experience as a CFO

30+ years of leadership experience with both Unilever and WPP, as COO and CFO

Completed his certification as a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) 

Extensive Board-level executive coaching experience 


After a career as Financial Controller/CFO/COO in MNCs in India and Africa, including affiliates businesses of Unilever and WPP, Ujjal has established a strong presence as a boardroom and leadership coach. He has coached to CEO’s and boards, while continuing to run a financial consultancy in parallel. 

Career History

2013 - Present: Leadership & Executive Coach and Business Mentor

2009 - Present: Business Consultant & Executive Trainer

2007 - June 2008: CFO India, IMSG Plc

1998 - 2007: Bates, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

1991 - 1998 Vice President, Commercial , RPG - HMV


Professional Development & Training

Ujjal brings more than 30 years of corporate experience and professional skills, having worked in multinationals, such as, Unilever Group and WPP Group, and in RPG Group, an Indian business-house. 

During this period he had often been part of the vital core of several successful turnaround teams, and was also a key member of the leadership teams of several start up divisions. As a CFO and later as a consultant, he advised CEOs in planning growth strategies – organic, start ups and through merger and acquisitions – and enabled their practical implementation.

In addition to being a certified professional coach with PCC credentials from the International Coach

Federation, Ujjal is also an accredited business mentor certified by the Association of Business Mentors, UK.


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