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Akzo Nobel India Ltd (AKZO.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Amit Jain

52 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Lakshay Kataria

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Whole Time Director

Rajiv Rajgopal

2018 Managing Director

Raj Kapur

Oscar Wezenbeek

2019 Non-Executive Director

Kimsuka Narsimhan

Arvind Uppal

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Amit Jain

Mr. Amit Jain has been re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 15th August, 2017. He is currently serves as Non-Executive Director of the Akzo Nobel India Limited., with effective January 2, 2014. He is directly responsible for steering and overseeing all of AkzoNobel’s businesses in India and South Asia, including developing and providing a strategic direction to its wide-ranging portfolio of paints and coatings as well as specialty chemicals. Amit commenced his career with the ICI India paints business and managed its diverse responsibilities in sales & marketing between the years, 1987 & 1994. He returned to AkzoNobel in 2009 to assume his current role. With over 25 years of multi-function management experience, Amit has been deeply involved with building teams and growing businesses. Prior to assuming his role at AkzoNobel, he was the Executive Vice-President & Managing Director of MTV Networks - South East Asia, India and China and responsible for the growth of MTVN businesses across Asian markets. Before joining MTV, he worked with Coca-Cola for 12 years, in leadership roles across South East Asia & India. Amit holds a management degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, and an Advanced Management Program from the Wharton Business School.

Lakshay Kataria

Mr. Lakshay Kataria is Chief Financial Officer, Whole Time Director of the Company. Mr Lakshay Kataria is a rankholder Chartered Accountant from ICAI and Bachelors in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He has 17 years of experience with reputable organisations in FMCG and Media sectors. His experience ranges across Finance and Commercial roles including business partnering, finance controllership, investor relations, commercial management, treasury and M&A.

Rajiv Rajgopal

Mr. Rajiv Rajgopal is Managing Director of the Company, with effect from 1 November 2018. Raj iv is a Chemical Engineer from University of Mumbai and MMS (Marketing) from SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai of the 1993 batch. He has attended programs at INSEAD Singapore and Harvard Business School and Centre for Creative Leadership. Prior to joining AkzoNobel India, Raj iv worked as the CEO - Broadband & Data at Airtel India, India's largest Telecom player. He had the primary responsibility of crafting the growth strategy and plans on the Broadband and data portfolio including launch of 4G LTE. Earlier he had successfully handled the integration of Kerala and Tamil Nadu circles for Bharti Airtel as CEO for KTN. He has also worked with multinational organizations such as I lindustan Unilever and BP/Castro! India primarily in Sales, Marketing and Business Leadership roles.

Raj Kapur

Mr. Raj S. Kapur was Non-Executive Director of the Akzo Nobel India Limited. He is a Chemical Engineer from IIT, Kanpur and a Master in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from the Central Michigan University, USA. He also holds a Masters degree in Polymer Engineering from Case Western University, USA. Raj’s career spans almost 40 years of which around 35 years were spent with Dow Corning. He is the founder-owner of Country Strategy Business Consultants, advising companies on their geographic expansion and market development strategies.

Oscar Wezenbeek

Kimsuka Narsimhan

Ms. Kimsuka Carl Narsimhan was a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms Narsimhan is a chartered accountant and a cost accountant. She is Senior Vice- President, Finance and CFO, PepsiCo, India. She has also been the CFO of the foods business, followed by the role of Head of Planning at the divisional headquarters in Dubai. Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Narsimhan worked with the Unilever Group for 18 years. She actively participates in women’s professional and leadership initiatives, including co-leading the Diversity and Inclusion Council in PepsiCo.

Arvind Uppal

Mr. Arvind Uppal is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Akzo Nobel India Limited since April 2011. He is a Chemical Engineer from IIT, Delhi and a Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi. He has also attended a Program for Executive Development at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Arvind is currently President, Whirlpool Asia Pacific and Chairman and Managing Director, Whirlpool India. He has worked with Nestle for over 18 years, having joined that company as a management trainee in 1987. He is also an Independent Director on the Board of Tuscan Capital, a venture capital company.

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