Monsanto Global Business Executive Joins Group FMG as Chief Financial Officer

  Monsanto Global Business Executive Joins Group FMG as Chief Financial

                        Sandeep Kulkarni Appointed CFO

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 05, 2012

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

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, follow us on Twitter @WeareGroupFMG  or connect 
with us on LinkedIn.

About Group FMG

Group FMG ( 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, follow us on Twitter @WeareGroupFMG  or  connect  with us on


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