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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

Oscar Wezenbeek

2019 Non-Executive Director

Rahul Bhatnagar

61 2019 Independent Director

Smriti Vijay

2019 Independent Director

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.

Oscar Wezenbeek

Rahul Bhatnagar

Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar is Independent Director of the Company. Mr Rahul Bhatnagar is a chartered accountant by profession and holds an MBA degree from Wharton. He has rich global experience of more than 35 years across diverse industries including in business strategy and execution, taxation, treasury, financial management, marketing intelligence and IT. Mr Bhatnagar last served as the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at Bharti Enterprises Limited until 2016. Before Bharti, he had worked with PepsiCo for over 19 years in various senior level positions across geographies. In his last role with Pepsi, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Asia Region for PepsiCo International. He spent two years as Chief Financial Officer of Seagram India from 1994 to 1996, spent seven years with Nestle India in the finance function in various leadership roles. He started his career as a Consultant with AF Ferguson and also worked with Touche Ross Consulting in the US. Mr Bhatnagar is currently an Independent Director on the board of Whirlpool of India Limited. He has previously served as a Director of Comviva Technologies Limited, Bharti Enterprises Limited and Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited.

Smriti Vijay

Ms. Smriti Rekha Vijay is Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the Vice President Finance of Aker Solutions. She holds leadership and executive management roles\directorships in the India entities of Aker Solutions ASA, Norway. Ms Vijay is an alumnus of SOM, Yale and holds a YGELP certification. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a university rank holder in B.Com from Madurai Kamaraj University. Ms Vijay has for over the past thirty years ensured business deliveries of high ethical standards - guaranteeing distributable surplus and wealth creation. Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Corporate Responsibility are her forte. Prior to joining Aker Solutions she held Corporate Finance positions in Progress Software Ltd, GE Industrial India Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals, lnduslnd Media & Communications and Hindustan Lever Ltd.

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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