Cosmo’s new business head

Potential acquisition and JV partners

Dharmesh Zavery, business head – East Asian operations, Cosmo Films

Cosmo Films, one of the leading manufacturers of speciality BOPP films has recently appointed Dharmesh Zavery as business head for its East Asian operations. Zavery will be based out of the company’s Japan office.

Zavery’s career spans over a period of 17 years, of which 15 years have been in the packaging industry itself where he has held leadership positions both in Indian and international markets. Zavery’s last assignment was with Huhtamaki PPL India where he worked as head of sales.

The company has a manufacturing facility and sales unit in Korea while it has an elaborate distribution and sales setup in Japan. The Korea facility also manufactures the complete portfolio of thermal lamination products that the company offers which includes matte,
gloss, scufffree matte, holographic, velvet and silver PET products. The company enjoys 20% share of the Japanese market for thermal lamination films. The East Asian unit has significant presence in countries like Korea, China and Taiwan and is looking to extend its sales to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia as well. Moreover, the company is planning to double its production for thermal lamination films from its Korea facility to meet the demands of the growing market.

Pankaj Poddar, CEO of Cosmo Films said, “Regional manufacturing and a localized sales team has always helped our customers believe in our commitment to the market and we intend to keep bridging the last mile connectivity.” Cosmo has also been looking at growing through mergers and acquisitions. Zavery’s responsibility would also include identifying potential acquisition and JV partners in the East Asian Region. The company’s East Asian
units also market their packaging and speciality products made out of India

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