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The Murugappa Group is governed by the Murugappa Corporate Board (MCB), headed by A Vellayan as its Executive Chairman.

A Vellayan | M M Murugappan | N Srinivasan | Ramesh K B Menon
V Ravichandran
| Venkatraman Thyagarajan | Deepak Satwalekar | Sridar Iyengar

A Vellayan

Mr. A. Vellayan

A Vellayan is the Executive Chairman of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He is the Chairman of EID Parry (India) Limited and Coromandel International Ltd. He is also on the board of Kanoria Chemicals Ltd. He holds a diploma in Industrial Administration from the University of Aston, UK and a masterís degree in Business Studies from the University of Warwick Business School, UK


M M Murugappan

Mr. M.M. Murugappan

M M Murugappan is the Vice Chairman of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He is the Chairman of Tube Investments of India Ltd, Carborundum Universal Ltd, Wendt India Ltd, and Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramics Ltd. He serves as a Trustee of the AMM Foundation and the Correspondent of the Murugappa Polytechnic College. He is also on the board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mumbai and Infotech Enterprises Ltd., Hyderabad. He is a Member on the Board of Governors, IIT, Madras. He holds a Masterís degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA.


N Srinivasan

Mr. N. Srinivasan

N Srinivasan is the Director-Finance of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He is a chartered accountant and company secretary with over 25 years of experience in the areas of Corporate Finance, Legal, Projects and General Management. He is a Director on the Boards of Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd, Tube Investments of India Ltd, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd and few other Group Companies. Earlier, he was the CFO of Carborundum Universal Ltd and was associated with corporate like BHEL and Thiru Arooran Sugars Ltd.


Ramesh K B Menon

Mr. Ramesh K B Menon

Ramesh K B Menon took charge as Director-HR of the Murugappa Group on 1st July, 2013. He is a science graduate from Jai Hind College, Mumbai and has completed his post graduation from XLRI Jamshedpur. Ramesh has had a long (over twenty six years) and distinguished career with Madura Coats, where he has handled various assignments in India and has also been responsible for international locations, and brings with him considerable depth as well as width of experience. Prior to joining the Murugappa Group, he was the Director-HR of Coats, South Asia.


V Ravichandran

Mr. V. Ravichandran

V Ravichandran is the Lead Director - Fertiliser and Sugar of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He is an Engineering Graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is also a Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. After a brief stint with Ashok Leyland, he joined the Group in Oct 1985 in EID Parry. Ravichandran served with distinction in the Finance function of EID Parry, in the Farm Inputs Division (FIND), in Corporate and in businesses such as Confectionery. He took up a general management role as GM-Pesticides in 1994. In 2003, with the merger of FIND and Coromandel Fertilisers Ltd (CFL) he moved to CFL as Vice President Ė FIND. He was promoted as Wholetime Director in 2004 and took over as Managing Director of the company in 2006. 


Venkatraman Thyagarajan

Mr. Venkatraman Thyagarajan

Venkatraman Thyagarajan is the non-executive External Director of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He is the Vice Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, India and the Senior Vice President and Regional Director of GlaxoSmithKline, Asia Pacific. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of South Asia since 2001. In his tenure of over 36 years with the company, he has held numerous senior positions throughout his career. He is also an independent director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited and chairs PHRMA for Asia. He has a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad.


Deepak Satwalekar

Mr. Deepak Satwalekar

Deepak Satwalekar is the non executive External Director of the Murugappa Corporate Board. He holds a bachelors degree in technology from IIT Mumbai and a masters degree in business administration from American University, USA. He was the managing director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd. He has served on the board of several companies, including HDFC Ltd, Asian Paints (India) Ltd and Infosys Technologies Ltd. He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT).


Sridar Iyengar

Mr. Sridar Iyengar

Sridar Iyengar is a non executive External Director of the Murugappa Group Corporate Board. Prior to this, Sridar was CEO of KPMG LLP and later became a Partner and was instrumental in setting up KPMG’s operations in India. A founding charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), he has been President of both the Silicon Valley and Global branches of the group and remains active with TiE India. He is also involved in the American India Foundation and the Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India. Sridar has spent 35 years in global business and brings to the Board his rich international experience. He serves on the Boards of Infosys Technologies, ICICI Bank, and Rediff.com, among other companies in the U.S. and India. He holds a bachelors degree in Commerce (Honours) from the University of Calcutta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.



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