Aditya Birla Group flagship firm Grasim Industries Ltd has appointed Hari Krishna Agarwal as its Managing Director with effect from December 1, 2021. He succeeds Dilip Gaur who is looking for early retirement.
According to a regulatory filing by the company. Board of directors of the company at its meeting held on September 1, 2021, had accepted the request of Gaur for early retirement.
However, Gaur will continue with the company as Managing Director and Key Managerial Personnel as well as Member of the Board of Directors till November 30, 2021.
Gaur had joined the Aditya Birla Group (ABG) in 2004 after spending 24 years at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Hari Krishna Agarwal is a veteran of ABG, having been part of it for close to four decades. During this period, he has held different roles in cement, chemicals, and pulp and fibre businesses before taking on his current role as Business Head, Pulp & Fibre.
He had started his career with ABG in 1982 as Management Trainee at Rajashree Cement, a division of Indian Rayon.
Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant and an Executive MBA from Sasin, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
Grasim Industries Limited is an Indian manufacturing company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Grasim Industries was ranked 154th in a list of the world’s best-regarded firms compiled by Forbes. With PTI Inputs