Pranay Dhabhai

Pranay Dhabhai

Managing Director, Global Brands Enterprise Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (AKAI); Founder & Ex-Whole Time Director, Haier Appliances India Pvt. Ltd.

Pranay Dhabhai is currently the managing director of Global Brands Enterprise Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (GBES), the sole authorized master distributor of Bosch, Daikin and Panasonic products for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan. His responsibilities include planning and execution, forecasting, sales and marketing, strategizing, running day-to-day operations and oversight of product sourcing from factories all over the world. He also handled Akai, Gionee and Sansui brands in India.

Prior to GBES, Pranay Dhabhai founded Haier Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haier Group, China), where he held the role of whole time director. He started Haier’s operations in India from scratch. He was responsible for launching and establishing the Haier brand in India. For the brand that is today a household name, He played a key role in the company’s growth, which included takeovers and expansion of its manufacturing facility.
Pranay completed his MBA in 1988 from the University of Stirling, UK, with a specialization in marketing and international trade.