An MBA from IIM Bangalore, Mr. Abhijit Roy started his career with Asian Paints and thereafter joined Lab Garnier. In 1996, he joined Berger Paints India Limited and has been MD & CEO from 1st July 2012. Mr. Roy is also the chairman of the Skill Subcommittee of CII (ER), member of CII National Council, President of Indian Paint Association and a Management Committee member of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Ashwani Mehra
A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, Mr. Ashwani Mehra is a Promoter Director of Sunlac Paints Ltd. He has over 32 years of experience in the paint industry. His company manufactures auto refinishes, industrial paints and resins. The company is Original Equipment suppliers to the major auto parts and accessories industry, the E Rickshaw manufacturers, as well as the white goods manufacturing companies. He is currently the President of Indian Paint & Coating Association.
Mr. Biji Kurien
Having worked as MD of Berger Paints India Limited and CPSColor India Private Limited, Mr. Biji K. Kurien is a Gold Medalist from IIM Ahmedabad. At CPS Color India Private Limited Mumbai, he set up Global R&D centers for Equipment and Colorants, in addition to setting up Colorant Manufacturing in India. He is the past President of the Indian Paint Association and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and currently works as an industry consultant, based out of Chennai.
Mr. Dilip Raghavan
Mr. Dilip Raghavan is the managing director of Colour Publications Pvt Ltd. A graduate in engineering from Mumbai University, he has pioneered many innovations in the publication. Colour Publications is the publisher of Paint India, the only periodical focused on paint industry in India and which has chronicled the progress of the industry for over six decades. The company also organises the Paint India exhibition, a biennial event which showcases all that is relevant for the coatings industry. The exhibition attracts participants and visitors from across the world.
Mr. Jaiprakash Pravinchandra Shroff
Mr. Jaiprakash Pravinchandra Shroff, Director Shroff Group is a Managing Committee Member – CREDAI Pune Metro. He is the Chairman – Kushal – CREDAI Pune Metro. He has a wealth of experience of over 30 years in the construction and real estate development sector. He has presented papers and has been a speaker in many prestigious national and international forums and has co-authored a book, “Laws applicable to Construction Industry”. He is also a visiting faculty in reputed educational institutions and is an active member of various trade bodies and associations.
Mr. Jalaj Dani
A co-promoter of Asian Paints Ltd., Mr. Jalaj Dani has spent over two decades in various capacities with the company. He is chairman of the board of governors for Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli and also a board member of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and a part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Steering Committee, both of which function under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Over the past decade, Mr. Dani has been personally overseeing philanthropic activites working towards the cause of infant and woman health and education in rural Gujarat and skilling of sports professionals. Mr. Dani was the chairman of the Paints and Coatings Skill Council (PCSC) from its inception in 2015 till September 2017.
Mr. Jayakumar Krishnaswamy
Mr. Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, is a Mechanical Engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering with over 26 years of experience across the automotive, engineering, FMCG and cement industries. He is Managing Director, AkzoNobel India India Business Director for Strategic Market Units in Performance Coatings. In the past he was associated with Hindustan Unilever, Lafarge, Brakes India and Eicher Tractors.
Mr. KBS Anand
Mr. KBS Anand, has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asian Paints Limited since April 1, 2012. He has over 33 years of experience. Mr. Anand is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Bombay and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Mr. S. Mahesh Anand
Mr. Mahesh Anand, President of Decorative Business and Additional Director, Nippon Paint (India) is an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University with over 26 years experience in the Indian Paint industry. Strategy, material management, customer engagement and marketing are his core areas of interest. He is also Vice President, Indian Paint Assocation.
Mr. Milan Parekh
Mr. Milan Parekh has been associated with the Indian Small Scale Paint Association since 1987, completing nearly 30 years of dedicated service to ISSPA, in various positions. He runs a successful Paint Manufacturing unit in Pune. He served ISSPA as Chairman of Maharashtra Region for the period 2013-15, and is current president of ISSPA for the period 2017-19.
Mr. Naveen Kumar Bhatia
An M.Tech (Paints Tech.) with an experience of more than 36 years in the paint industry, Mr. Naveen Kumar Bhatia has handled various assignments in Asian Paints He has also worked as with MRF Limited – Speciality Coatings Division, SIP Industry Limited and is serving as Chairman and MD of Premium Coatings & Chemicals (P) Limited, a Company in the speciality paints business in Chennai. He is a past president of Indian Paint Association.
Mr. Pravin Digambar Chaudhari
Mr. Pravin Chaudhari, Executive Director – Industrial division & Operations, Kansai Nerolac Paints is an MBA from Mumbai University with experience of over 22 years in the Indian Paint industry. Strategy, system analysis, customer management & supply chain are his core areas of interest. He is Ex-Chairman of the Western Region of Indian Paint Association.
Ms. Priyamvada Bhumkar
Ms. Priyamvada Bhumkar is the Managing Director of Soujanya Color Pvt. Ltd., a global leader in innovative sustainable colour solutions. She is a graduate in Chemistry with an MBA in Finance from Mumbai University. An alumnus of the Harvard Business School as well as the Stanford School of Business, she has over 25 years of rich experience in the field of colour and dispersions.
Mr. Promod Kumar Khanna
Mr. Promod Khanna, director, Punjab Paint Colour & Varnish Works (P) Ltd has five decades of experience of manufacturing paint and allied products. A past president of the IPA, his company has won awards for quality products, conferred by the President of India in the years 1993 and 2005 and an award from the Productivity Council for quality products in the year 1998. Mr. Khanna is an active member of the Merchants Chamber of Kanpur, IIA, FASSI and RAC of CBEC.
Dr. Saugat Mukherjee
Currently serving as Regional Director of CII Western Region, Dr. Saugat Mukherjee holds a Ph.D in Financial Economics ‐ An Empirical Study of Efficiency of The Indian Stock Market from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad. Dr. Mukherjee is responsible for important areas of work including Sectoral Verticals – Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and MSMEs. He works closely with the relevant stakeholders to create Rural Development Infrastructure and sustain an environment conducive for the overall growth and development of the region.
Mr. Vijayakumar Sreedharan Nair
Mr. Vijayakumar is managing partner of Santha Paint House and chairman- Dreamcoat Surface Finishing System Pvt Ltd. A visiting lecturer on paints at the Architecture Department of Govt College of Engineering, Trivandrum, he is also consulted by practicing architects and interior designers on a regular basis. Mr. Vijaykumar is the president of All Kerala Paint Dealers Association.
Mr. V S Ram
Director & CEO
After completing education at IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta, Mr. V S Ram joined Asian Paints where he spent 35 years in various roles, the last as CEO of a JV with PPG Industries, serving automotive customers. Later, he headed a KOSPI listed pharmaceutical company in Seoul as its president for three and a half years. He is now the CEO of the Paints and Coatings Skill Council. A past president of the IPA, and past chairman of the Asian Paint Industry Council, Mr. Ram has keenly participated in industry affairs all through his career.