OVERLAND PARK, Kan., (Sept. 27, 2021) — Ferrellgas Partners L.P., announced today the hiring of Dhiraj Cherian as chief financial officer (CFO).
Cherian brings to Ferrellgas more than 20 years of financial management and strategic financial and operational goal achievement. He served most recently as CFO of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, a tier one global connectivity and mobility technology leader in the automotive industry based in Atlanta. He joins chairman and CEO Jim Ferrell and Chief Operating Officer Tamria Zertuche as executive officers of Ferrellgas.
“Cherian possesses the attributes we need to continue to transform and grow our business,” Ferrell said. “He has demonstrated time and again an ability to drive change and lead financial teams who strive to be business partners. We’re thrilled to have him join our leadership team, and we look forward to his contributions to the continued strong financial performance of Ferrellgas.”
Prior to joining Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, Cherian served in a variety of financial leadership roles at Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh as well as General Electric and the British Council, both based in Tokyo.
Cherian earned an MBA in finance and accounting from Solvay Business School in Belgium, a Master of Commerce degree in accounting from Osmania University and a Diploma in Systems Management from the National Institute of Information Technology, both in India.
“Ferrellgas is revolutionizing the propane industry through its cutting-edge logistics technology, led by a great leadership team at the helm,” Cherian said. “I thank Jim Ferrell for his confidence in me and am excited to join the team leading its growth.”