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Pidilite appoints Sudhanshu Vats as managing director designate

Kavinder Singh to join the board as joint managing director designate.

The Board of Directors of Pidilite Industries have approved the appointment of Sudhanshu Vats as managing director designate and Kavinder Singh as executive director and joint managing director designate.

Kavinder Singh
Kavinder Singh

They will take charge as managing director and joint managing director, from April 2025, after the completion of term  of the current managing director, Bharat Puri.

Commenting on the announcement, M. B. Parekh, executive chairman of Pidilite Industries, said “The appointments of Sudhanshu and Kavinder will reflect the next phase of the Pidilite leadership journey. I look forward to working with the two of them in building the Pidilite of the future”.

Sudhanshu Vats is the current deputy managing director of Pidilite Industries. Prior to Pidilite Industries, he was the CEO and managing director at EPL (formerly known as Essel Propack). He also led Viacom 18 Media Private for 8 years as their group CEO & managing director. He started his career with Hindustan Lever as management trainee in 1991 and spent about twenty years in various sales, marketing and general management leadership roles.

Kavinder Singh is currently the managing director and CEO of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India (MHRIL). During his tenure, MHRIL grew to become a billion dollar market capitalisation company from approximately USD 200 million. His experience in the consumer goods sector includes various stints at Asian Paints, ITC Ltd, and Pidilite Industries.

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