Pradeep Dhobale is Director & Operating Partner in Springforth Investment Managers Pvt Ltd.
He is actively involved in angel investing and start-up mentoring inter alia through Hyderabad Angels.
An alumnus of IIT, Bombay, Pradeep Dhobale was a Wholetime Director of ITC Limited, (a Conglomerate with over 8 billion US $ in revenues), since January, 2011. He retired in December 2015. He held the responsibility for FMCG businesses of ITC viz Foods, Personal Care, Cigarettes, etc. 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.
Pradeep Dhobale was an active member of several industry bodies. He is past Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Past Chairman of CII National Committee on Environment.
He is past President of Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA); Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association.
Amongst others, he still holds the position of Chairman of the Development Council for Pulp, Paperand Allied Industries.
On behalf of ITC, he was also a Founding Member of India GHG Program of World Resources Institute.
Mr. Dhobale is also the Founder President of Indian School of Business – Centre for Executive Education Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter.