3M India, the Indian subsidiary of US multinational conglomerate 3M Co.,hasannounced the appointment of Debarati Sen as Managing Director of 3M India Limited and 3M Lanka Pvt. Ltd. with effect from June 1, 2016. Sen takes over from Amit Laroya, who led the company for the past three years and is now moving to 3M Korea.
3M India is a publicly traded company on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National stock exchange with annual sales of Rs.2,103 crores (Financial year 2015-16).
Sen joined 3M in 1996 and has been a part of the organisation for over two decades now. She has worked across various verticals and held key positions including CMO and Global Business Director at 3M. Currently, she is the acting Director of Corporate Sales Operation at 3M’s corporate headquarters in St. Paul, USA. Post her appointment as the MD, her new role will focus on innovation, aligning the organization closely to customer needs in the Indian marketplace. 3M India’s local capabilities in the form of industry leading Customer Innovation Centers, multiple manufacturing plans and top notch talent across functions positions it well for growth.
On the occasion of her appointment, Sen, said, “Having been part of 3M for more than two decades, I am committed to building further the strong position that 3M has built over the years in India. The focus will be stronger than ever to provide innovative solutions to the Indian customer and help drive value through local technology and manufacturing. The endeavor is to work closely with the government to help realize ‘Make in India’ project a success.”
Laroya added, “I am glad to handover this position to someone who has a proven track record both in India and the US. 3M India will benefit from her experience and leadership.”