Umesh Phadke | MMA
Umesh Phadke
President Director
L'Oreal Indonesia

 Umesh joined L’Oréal nearly seven years ago. Prior joining the company, Umesh Phadke has over 15 years of sales, marketing and general management experience across 4 countries. He is proficient in 6 languages, including Bahasa Indonesia and Thai.

Starting in 1995, Umesh has had a successful career with P&G and Glaxo SmithKline where he held various commercial and marketing positions across India, Thailand and the ASEAN region. At P&G, Umesh was responsible for the haircare category across South East Asia and therefore he knows Indonesia quite well. Umesh and his talented team have continued to build a very successful subsidiary in Thailand over the past 5 years. In May 2016, Umesh Phadke joined L’Oréal Indonesia.

His expertise ranges from distributor start-up, channel management & trade marketing to regional category strategy & brand activation on large regional brands. Besides an engineer and MBA by training, Umesh is also an active trainer for leadership, coaching and change management. He was a regular speaker at local universities in Thailand and business conferences.

Umesh is married to Aditi & they have 2 children Shriya & Abhimanyu & 2 dogs Biscuit & Gatty. Umesh is also an active travel & street photographer & writer. His pictures have been exhibited at the Indian Cultural Centre in Bangkok & bought by enthusiasts & collectors. His travelogues have been published in travel magazines & newspapers. As a passionate supporter of children’s education, all the proceeds from his work on photography go towards supporting educational charities. Some of his observations can be seen at