Santosh Pillai

Managing Director

Mr. Santosh Pillai is the Managing Director of BOPP which is subsidiary of Wilmar International of Singapore. Apart from managing BOPP and business in Ghana, he also oversees Wilmar’s operations in Africa. Mr. Pillai has been with Wilmar since 2009. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Watanmal Group ( now known as GB Foods).

Mr. Pillai has over 24 years of experience working in various countries in Africa and in India. He has worked across a range of industries including consumer goods, retail, agro-processing, engineering goods, projects and hospitality. Prior to his stint in Africa, Mr. Pillai worked in India with the TATA Group and the Thapar Group.

Mr.Pillai is an alumnus of Harvard Business School where he completed his General Management Program. He has also done his MBA in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), India. Mr. Pillai has made Africa his home for the last 20 years. He has lived in 5 African countries and travelled extensively across Africa. He is married and has two daughters.