Mr. Jalaj Dani, president-HR, supply chain & chemicals, Asian Paints Limited has spent more than 22 years in various capacities with Asian Paints. He led the international operations of the company for 15 years expanding the division through acquisitions. He is president of the Indian Paints Association and is very active in various industry bodies. Mr. Dani is currently the chairman of Paints & Coatings Skill Council.
Mr. Abhijit Roy
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, vice president of Indian Paint Association and a Management Committee member of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Biji K. Kurien
A gold medalist from IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Biji K. Kurien has been associated with the paint industry for close to five decades. He has been managing director, Berger Paints and CPS Color India Private Limited Mumbai, where he set up global R&D centers for equipment and colorants, in addition to establishing colorant manufacturing in India. He is a past president of the Indian Paint Association and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and currently works as an industry consultant, based in 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, recording 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. H C Sathyanarayana
Currently joint managing director of Varna Paints, Bangalore, Mr. H C Sathyanarayana is a science graduate from Mysore University. After working as a chemist in his initial years, he started Varna Coats Private Limited. Under his leadership, the company moved from decorative paints to industrial speciality coatings, making Varna Coats a name of repute in powder and liquid based industrial coatings. Always active in industry affairs, he is currently the president of Indian Small Scale Paint Association.
Mr. Jaiprakash Pravinchandra Shroff
Mr. Jaiprakash Pravinchandra Shroff, director, Shroff group is the chairman and managing committee member – CREDAI Pune Metro. Mr. Shroff 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 an active member of various trade bodies and associations.
Mr. Jatin Aggarwal
An MBA from JIMS, New Delhi, Mr. Jatin Aggarwal is a partner at Bansal Trading Company. He was instrumental in redesigning complete management & marketing systems for paint & coatings raw materials for his company. He has around 25 years of experience with exposure to an assortment of industries viz. paint raw materials, oleochemicals, pigments, resins, detergent raw materials and solvents. He is the president of the Indian Paint and Coating Association.
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 currently managing director, Akzo Nobel India and India business director for strategic market units in performance coatings.
Mr. Naveen Kumar Bhatia
An M.Tech in paint technology with an experience of more than 36 years in the paint industry, Mr. Naveen Kumar Bhatia has handled various assignments in Asian Paints, MRF – Speciality Coatings Division and SIP Industry Limited. He is currently 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.
Mr. Promod Kumar Khanna
Mr. Promod Khanna, director, Punjab Paint, Colour & Varnish Works (P) Ltd has five decades of experience in manufacturing paint and allied products. 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
Dr. Saugat Mukherjee has recently taken over as Regional Director of CII Western Region and is responsible for important areas of work including sectoral verticals – manufacturing, services, agriculture and MSMEs. He works closely with the relevant stakeholders to create and sustain an environment conducive to the overall growth and development of the region. Earlier, Dr. Mukherjee was leading the strategic planning of CII initiatives in the Eastern Region.
Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi
Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi, CEO, Automotive Skills Development Council, graduated from IIT Delhi and has 36 years of experience in varied domains like engineering, quality analysis, manufacturing, project management and business development in automotive, energy and environmental sectors. He has worked on import substitution projects related to power sector equipment and is the chairman of Qualification Registration Committee of National Skill Development Corporation.
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.