Mr. Dilip Gugle, CEO
Mr. Dilip Gugle was born in Maharashtra to a large family with 7 siblings. The youngest of all, he was the most determined to succeed in life. His family owned a grocery store which was shared in ownership by 7 brothers including his father Takhatmal Gugle. But unfortunately his father lost his share of business to his brothers who conned him out of his share and threw him out of the business. His father had to start his life again from scratch and had mouths to feed including Dilip and 3 other siblings. Dilip being the youngest sibling grew up in a family continuously struggling to reach a financially prosperous life.
Coming from humble backgrounds and having parents who couldn’t afford to send him to college,he worked hard to get a scholarship in Ferguson College Pune and Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), India’s most prestigious Engineering University. He attained his degree in Chemical Engineering there. While in University he took part in a soap manufacturing competition, which he won and that sowed the seeds of manufacturing cosmetics in his mind.
He graduated from Fergusson College Pune in 1976 after which he went back to his hometown Ahmednagar to do a year in B.S.C from Ahmednagar College. He soon joined Manipal Institute of Technology in 1977 and graduated with B. E Chemical Engineering in 1982. In university, he participated in a Soap Manufacturing competition which got him interested in the cosmetics career. He graduated from MIT in 1982 and started on his journey in the cosmetics world. His first job was at Hoechst Pharma AG.
He worked there as an intern for 18 months before joining Savita Chemicals and Oil Technologies. He quit Savita Chemicals after a year for personal reasons. He worked at Aquapharm Chemicals for a year after that but having his own cosmetics company was always his goal.
He started distribution for Saloni cosmetics company in 1986. He was a top seller of Saloni cosmetics and one of the best distributers in Pune and Bombay.
Despite this success, he was keen on developing his own brand and being his own boss. He researched and tested his products for 8 years until finally in 1995, Indrani Cosmetics was founded and laid the path for cosmetics innovation and high quality products in the cosmetics industry. He started with a couple of products and soon invented and created a line of 61 products in a vast range that boasts of skin care, hair care, peel of masks, face packs, waxes, soaps, shower gels, moisturisers, etc. Today Indrani Cosmetics boasts of a range of over a 100 products. Having such a vast range of cosmetics helps the customer fulfil their needs and issues that they might have with their skin and hair. Dilip Gugle and Indrani Cosmetics ha over 2 decades of experience in the cosmetic industry.
Mr. Sammet Gugle joined Indrani Cosmetics in 2017. After having studied (Hons) Public Relations from London College of Communication, University of Arts London, he has been responsible for the drastic makeover the company has undertaken since his arrival. Sammet believes that no matter what you do or sell, you have to be different. Make the smallest things look genuine, fresh and cool. Its his ethos to stand out from competition which he has tried to bring in to the company. Being the son of the CEO, didn’t mean that it was an easy ride for him in the company. He had to fight for his every decision in the beginning until people were finally convinced of his value, ideas, work ethic and self-belief. Taking no for an answer is not something he believes in and which is why he won’t stop trying to get something done which he believes will take the company forward.