Mr Jayakumar Krishnaswamy

Managing Director

Jayakumar Krishnaswamy (Jay) was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company in 2014. Jay has 30 years of Professional experience. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Delhi College of Engineering and has attended the OWP program in IMD Lausanne. Prior to joining AkzoNobel, he was associated with Hindustan Unilever for over 15 years and played an important role in shaping the supply chain of the Company. He has also worked with Lafarge, Brakes India and Eicher Tractors in the course of his career. He joined Akzo Nobel in 2011 as the Director Supply Chain – ISA BU. During his career, Jay has been successful in Supply Chain Transformation, part of a number of change management initiatives and set up a number of green field projects.

In AkzoNobel Prior to being appointed as the Managing Director, Jay has been instrumental in building the Supply chain in India and he also was responsible for setting up the Decorative paints business in Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia in the South East Asia.

He is an Avid sportsman and a long distance runner and enjoys non fiction reading. Jay was also the president of the Indian Paints Association from 2014 – 2015 and continues to be part of the governing council of the association.