Leadership Team

Deepak Dhawan - Executive Chairman

FSL was born in 1986. With little capital, high ambitions and a burning desire to succeed, I ventured into the food industry. The first step on this journey was researching the food ingredients and agro commodity business. A momentous decision was to associate FSL only with the leaders in their respective fields. The Internet did not exist in those days and identifying and building relationships with the industry leaders was a time-consuming and demanding process which required constant travel from one continent to the other.

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Dash Dhawan - CEO

Dash Dhawan graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History in 2003. He began his career as a Strategy and Transformation consultant with Capgemini in Boston, USA with a focus on financial services and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dash joined FSL in 2006 and held various sales and management roles across the Ingredients, Trade, and Hospitality businesses. He spearheaded FSL’s expanded distribution operations across the GCC and was appointed as CEO in 2016.

In his free time Dash is an avid golfer, Liverpool F.C. supporter and loves to explore the world with his wife who is a luxury travel and food consultant.

Biji Daniel - CFO

Biji Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost and Management Accountant from New Delhi, India. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and began his career working in various finance roles in India with global conglomerates.

With over 25 years of experience building and leading business support teams, Biji oversees the Finance, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Legal and Compliance functions, and the Trade Agencies Division at FSL.

Biji enjoys reading and spending quality time with his family.

Tanvir Ahmed - Vice President

Tanvir Ahmed graduated as Dairy Technologist from RAU, India in 1995. He began his career in production with several leading dairies and food manufacturing companies in India and the Middle East. Tanvir joined FSL in 2005 as a Technical Manager and moved on to sales roles in Saudi Arabia after which he went on to head the Dairy Division as General Manager.

With over 25 years of experience in Operations, Sales and Management, Tanvir currently oversees all the five Ingredients Divisions within FSL.

His hobbies include reading, exercising and traveling.