Passion Vista is proud to share the success stories of some of the most prolific and illustrious Indian leaders who have made a mark on the global front. Their charisma, diligence, multitude of virtues, powerful personality, insurmountable goodwill, and cascading influence makes them stand out from the rest. The highly anticipated “Most Admired Global Indians 2022” issue keeps in mind this ethos to present stories of such mavens who have left no stone unturned for their work to get thunderous applause
worldwide. We present to your their passion journeys.
A business aficionado who has been a high achiever in life with his dedication, diligence and deft abilities, Aditya K Mehta is the CFO of Orion Group in Bangladesh. Having scaled massive heights of success throughout his career, he has won prestigious awards like CFO of the Year 2021-22 and Man of Excellence Award for 2021-22 by Indian Achievers Forum. He has recently been awarded the ‘Man of Excellence Award’, on 21st July, at the 62nd National Summit on Atmnirbhar Bharat: Vision of New India. He is a Distinguished Life Member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square.
Raised in Kolkata when his parents shifted there, Aditya did his schooling at St. Xaviers Collegiate School and La Martiniere for Boys, two of the premier schools in the country. Afterwards, he did his BE in Electrical & Electronics from Bangalore University and later assisted his father in his business. He had to mentally struggle in high school after not being elected the Prefect and was determined in doing MBA and got selected in TAPMI, one of the top management institutes in the country, via the all-India CAT exam. He says “I can proudly say that, throughout my academic as well as professional journey, I have always been selected on merit. No donations, no back door entries, no sucking up to bosses – only on pure merit.”
Aditya’s professional journey began when he was recruited by TVS straight out of campus as a Management Trainee where he sold the company’s computer peripherals to the dealer, distributor and institutional channels in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. He then changed the direction and led teams in established US-based organizations like Citibank and Cargill. He was Cargill’s Senior Director of their Trade & Capital Markets business covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Currently, he is the CFO of Orion Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh. He remarks “Recently, I facilitated a substantial medium-term project finance investment into operationalizing Bangladesh’s largest solar power plant affirming my commitment to the growth of clean, renewable energy and sustainable financing in South Asia”.
He feels that diversification is one of the key business model parameters and the company has one of the largest diversified conglomerates in Bangladesh, housing businesses ranging from footwear to consumer durables to textiles to pharma & healthcare to power & energy. This makes the company stand out in the crowd and is one of the reasons behind its ongoing success.
When Aditya joined Cargill, the largest privately held corporation in the U.S.A, from Citibank, then the largest bank in the U.S.A, he was prompted and advised to unlearn the banking experience that he had at Citibank. He says “I was proud and possessive of my Citi banking stint. But Cargill is not a bank, its Trade & Structured Finance business is way more innovative and nimble-footed. This resistance to changing my approach and unlearning the past didn’t help me. Only when I started going with the flow and stopped resisting the unlearning did I perform better.”
He states that his professional contribution to making the economy stronger is Orion’s vision is to transform communities by blending the mix of integrity, teamwork and creativity of its people. He says “The fact that the Group, of which I am the CFO, is the 3rd largest private independent electric power producer in the country means that it is indirectly and directly contributing to many livelihoods in the country. The electricity supplied to the National Grid is used to run the garments and textile factories which incidentally is the largest employer and the largest foreign exchange earner for the nation.” To know more about Aditya, check www.passionvista.com or to nominate email, [email protected]