AkzoNobel India appoints Rajiv Rajgopal as Managing Director

The Board of Directors of Akzo Nobel India Limited (ANIL) today approved the appointment of Mr Rajiv Rajgopal as the Managing Director of the company, effective from November 1, 2018.

Amit Jain, Chairman, Akzo Nobel India Limited, commented:
“I warmly welcome Rajiv back to India from his current assignment heading the
Middle-East and Africa region. Rajiv’s earlier experience at managing and profitably
growing the Dulux business in India, makes him the ideal candidate to take Akzo
Nobel India to greater heights.”

About AkzoNobel:
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the
standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International,
Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in
over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the highperformance
products and services our customers expect. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is
expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
About AkzoNobel India:
AkzoNobel India has been present in India for over 60 years and is a significant player in the paints industry. In
2008, the company became a member of the AkzoNobel Group. With employee strength of over 1,800, AkzoNobel
India has manufacturing sites, offices and a distribution network spread across the country. All manufacturing
facilities have a state-of-the art environmental management system. Its commitment to Health, Safety,
Environment & Security (HSE&S) has been among the best in class globally, with due care being taken to protect
the people and the environment.
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