Asian Paints Appoints Gopichand Katragadda as Independent Director

On March 28, 2024, the Board of Directors of Asian Paints Limited approved the appointment of Dr. Gopichand Katragadda as an additional and Independent Director of the company for five years, with effect from April 1, 2024. Subject to the approval of the shareholders.

The results of the postal ballot (voting conducted through remote e-voting) were announced today, and the shareholders have approved the appointment of Dr. Gopichand Katragadda as an Independent Director of the company by the requisite majority.

Gopichand Katragadda has an overall experience of 35 years in the IT industry, and he is the founder and CEO of Myelin Foundry Private. Katragadda is an Independent Director of Bosch India and ICICI Securities. He is also the President of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Board of Trustees, UK. He is an advisor for the NASSCOM Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Al. He is the Chairman of the CII Knowledge Management Summit and the CII SR Startup Task Force. He is an investor and advisor in early-stage deep-tech startups. Until January 2019, he was the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head of Tata Sons. Prior to joining the Tata Group, he was the Chairman and MD of the GE India Technology Centre. He is the immediate past Chairman of the CII National Technology Committee. He is a GE-certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has authored a book on innovation titled “SMASH,” currently in its second edition. In addition, he has over 30 journal publications, five patents, several invited presentations, and citations for his research work. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, USA.


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