Paint manufacturer AkzoNobel has appointed Amit Jain as Managing Director for its decorative paints business in India and Sri Lanka. Jain moves from MTV Asia, where he was Executive Vice President and Managing Director.
AkzoNobel operates in India through its subsidiary ICI India Ltd and markets its products under the Dulux brand.
In a prepared statement, AkzoNobel Board Member Tex Gunning, said, “We have ambitious plans for the Indian market and we are delighted to welcome Amit to AkzoNobel. His multi-dimensional experience will allow us to redefine our Indian business, both in terms of vision and scale, as well as taking it to the next level.”
Amit Jain is succeeding Rajiv Jain, who will be retiring as Managing Director after 35 years with the organisation. Priori to MTV Networks, Amit Jain was with Coca-Cola in India and across Asia in several business roles for over a decade. He had begun his career with ICI India.