R Krishna is the CFO and Wholetime Director of the Company since December 2021.
Krishna is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has over 22 years of experience and his last role was that of Regional Commercial Controller, Vehicle Refinish and Automotive for Asia with Akzo Nobel Group. He joined the Company in 2006 as a Regional Commercial Manager and became the Business Controller of Vehicle Refinish Business in 2010. He moved to the role of Regional Financial Controller with the Group in 2014. Prior to Akzo he worked with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance, National Starch & Chemicals and LG Polymers India in different roles.
His primary expertise lies in leading finance function in paints & coatings, insurance and chemical industries. His achievements include building focused strategies for sustained business growth, reorganizing finance function and driving continuous improvement, bringing operational efficiencies by redesigning cost models whilst furthering business growth through strategic initiatives, setting up systems to handle multiple projects simultaneously and forge strong relationships with internal/external stakeholders. He is also proficient in handling complex business projects in a cross functional and multi-cultural work situation.