Spring on the York College campus

Debabrata Mukherjee, PhD MBA '00

President & CEO
Finch Paper LLC
"The [York College] MBA program helped me develop the emotional quotient (EQ) necessary to lead and motivate organizations to be successful under constraints... Dr. Mary Meisenhelter and her courses on management helped me think more broadly about organizational design and competitive advantage."

Current City: Wilton, NY

YCP Degree: Master of Business Administration

Spartan Snapshots

  • Born in Calcutta, India and came to the United States to pursue an education
  • Highly dedicated professional and is very proud to be a self-made businessman who has made his dreams come true in the United States
  • Joined Finch Paper after a 15-year career with worldwide paper manufacturer P.H. Glatfelter, the last five year of which were served as Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Papers
  • Led a business unit with more than $900 million in worldwide sales and six North America locations and under his leadership, the operating profit of specialty papers unit increased by 98% and the business achieved a consistent record of generating more than 50% of its revenue from new products
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Finch Paper LLC and operating partner of Atlas Holdings since 2013
  • Serves on the boards of Finch and The Business Council of New York State
  • Previously served on the boards of Twin Rivers Paper Co., America Forest & Paper Association, and Capital Region Economic Development Council
  • His expertise in chemical engineering has made him a globally recognized leader in new product innovation
  • Jointly holds three patents related to inkjet printing technologies and has been widely published in a number of scientific publications
  • Received a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India

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