3M’s Amit Laroya Appointed Independent Director at Kennametal

The Board of Kennametal India Limited appointed Amit Laroya as an Additional Director in the category of Non-Executive and Independent Director, with effect from March 11, 2024. The company will seek the consent of the shareholders to appoint Amit Laroya.

Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Keith Alan Mudge as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the company.

Amit Laroya is presently serving as Sr. VP, Asia, in the 3M Transportation and Electronics Business at 3M India Limited. Between 2013 and 2016, he was the MD of 3M India Limited; thereafter, he served on the Board of Directors until the present date. Previously, he has also been the MD for 3M in both Indonesia and Korea, where he currently remains a board member for 3M Korea. His expertise includes M&A activities, crafting global strategic plans, and implementing strategic initiatives. He has served as 3M’s Global Director for Strategy in the USA. He has a wealth of international experience, having guided businesses and strategic initiatives in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the USA, and South Korea. His professional career has encompassed a range of external interactions, including membership in the CII National Committee on Innovation from 2014 to 2016. Member of the CII National MNC Committee for the period 2015–2016 and contributions as a member of the Amcham Smart City Initiative Council from 2014–2016. In addition to his work, he served as co-chair of the Amcham Korea Chemical Committee. His role as a Special Advisor for the US-Korea Trade Negotiations spanned from 2016 to 2021. He actively participated in various forums with the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea until 2022.


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