Board of Directors

Mukul Deoras

Chairman

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Mukul is a global business leader with rich experience across multiple geographies. He is the President of the Asia Pacific Division of Colgate-Palmolive. Mukul holds a postgraduate degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He joined the Company in 2004 and has since served as Managing Director in Thailand and India, Chairman in India, President of the Asia Division, and Global Chief Marketing Officer. He was appointed as the Chairman of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited in September 2018.

Ram Raghavan

Managing Director

CRS

Ram is a versatile global business executive with a unique balance of strategic and operational experience. He joined the Company as a Management Trainee, and over the years, has progressed through a series of leadership roles across Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America. Ram completed his MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He was appointed as Managing Director on the Company’s Board in August 2019.

Vikram Singh Mehta

Non-executive & Independent Director

ARN

Vikram is a policy thought-leader with in-depth experience in the field. He began his career as a Member of the Indian Administrative Service, and was Advisor to the Public Sector ‘Oil India’. Awarded Asia House’s “Businessmen of the year” award in 2010 and Best Independent Director’ award by Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability in 2016, Vikram is on several boards. He was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in 2001.

Indu Shahani

Non-executive & Independent Director

NCA

Indu is a passionate educationist who continues to redefine education. She is the President and Chairperson at the Indian School of Design and Innovation, and the Founding Dean of Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship. She has been the Principal of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. She has an Honorary ‘Doctor of Letters’ degree awarded by the University of Westminster in London. A former Sheriff of Mumbai, Indu was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in 2012.

Shyamala Gopinath

Non-executive & Independent Director

RSA

A senior financial sector expert, Shyamala has guided and influenced diverse national policies. She was the Deputy Governor of the RBI for seven years, and has been on the RBI Board. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of a few companies, including not-for-profit entities. She is also the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM, Raipur. She was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in May 2015.

Sukanya Kripalu

Non-executive & Independent Director

NSA

Sukanya is a consultant in the fields of marketing, strategy, advertising, and market research. An alumnus of IIM, Kolkata, she has rich work experience with Nestle India Limited, Cadbury India Limited and Kellogg’s India. She was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in June 2018.

Sekhar Natarajan

Non-executive & Independent Director

CA

Sekhar has rich experience in the Agriculture and Rural sector, and has contributed significantly towards the growth and development of this sector. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, he possesses extensive knowledge of strategic thinking, business development and mergers and acquisitions. He was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

Gopika Pant

Non-executive & Independent Director

RA

Gopika is an expert in the field of law and is dual-qualified in India and the USA. She is a keen environmentalist and an enthusiastic public speaker. She is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, the New York State Bar, the ABA and the Supreme Court Bar Association. She holds a Diploma in Environmental Law with the World Wide Fund for Nature. She was appointed on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

M. Chandrasekar

Whole-time Director & Executive Vice-President - Customer Development

C

Chandrasekar has strengthened Colgate’s distribution network, enhanced customer engagement and pioneered several future-technology-enabled improvements to drive business. He joined the Company in 1989 as a part of the Sales function. Over 30 years, he progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in the Customer Development and Sales functions across different regional roles. He graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from American College, Madurai. He was appointed as a Whole-time Director on the Company’s Board in January 2017.

M.S. Jacob

Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer

RS

Jacob provides overall financial leadership, including on Investor Relations at Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited. He joined the Company in 1995 in the Continuous Improvement Group. Over the course of 25 years, he has served at leadership roles in Finance at Colgate-Palmolive subsidiaries in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was appointed on the Company’s Board in October 2016.

Surender Sharma

Whole-time Director & Vice-President - Legal

R

Surender leads the Legal and Secretarial Team in advising the business on issues of Legal Compliance, devising and implementing litigation strategy as well as issues of Ethics and Corporate Governance in a dynamic regulatory environment. Surender joined the company in October, 2017 and has experience of over 21 years across leading companies in the areas of Legal, Secretarial and Corporate Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Delhi and is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He was appointed on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

Committee Details

N

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

C

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

R

Risk Management Committee

A

Audit Committee

S

Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee

Leadership Team

Our Executive team brings together a combination of expertise and experience that strengthen our cause and our actions even further.

Ram Raghavan

Managing Director

M.S. Jacob

Whole-time Director and
Chief Financial Officer

Surender Sharma

Whole-time Director and
Vice-President – Legal

Arvind Chintamani

Vice President – Marketing

M. Chandrasekar

Whole-time Director and Executive Vice President – Customer Development

Dr. Edna Ambundo

Vice President –
India Global Technology Center

Sarala Menon

Executive Vice President – Manufacturing & Product Supply Chain (Oral Care and Toothbrush)

Balaji Sreenivasan

Executive Vice President –
Human Resources

V. Ganesh

Vice President –
Customer Service and Logistics

Niraj Kumar

Business Lead –
Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Board of Directors

Mukul Deoras

Chairman

N

Mukul is a global business leader with rich experience across multiple geographies. He is the President of the Asia Pacific Division of Colgate-Palmolive. Mukul holds a postgraduate degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He joined the Company in 2004 and has since served as Managing Director in Thailand and India, Chairman in India, President of the Asia Division, and Global Chief Marketing Officer. He was appointed as the Chairman of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited in September 2018.

Ram Raghavan

Managing Director

CRS

Ram is a versatile global business executive with a unique balance of strategic and operational experience. He joined the Company as a Management Trainee, and over the years, has progressed through a series of leadership roles across Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America. Ram completed his MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He was appointed as Managing Director on the Company’s Board in August 2019.

Vikram Singh Mehta

Non-executive & Independent Director

ARN

Vikram is a policy thought-leader with in-depth experience in the field. He began his career as a Member of the Indian Administrative Service, and was Advisor to the Public Sector ‘Oil India’. Awarded Asia House’s “Businessmen of the year” award in 2010 and Best Independent Director’ award by Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability in 2016, Vikram is on several boards. He was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in 2001.

Indu Shahani

Non-executive & Independent Director

NCA

Indu is a passionate educationist who continues to redefine education. She is the President and Chairperson at the Indian School of Design and Innovation, and the Founding Dean of Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship. She has been the Principal of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. She has an Honorary ‘Doctor of Letters’ degree awarded by the University of Westminster in London. A former Sheriff of Mumbai, Indu was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in 2012.

Shyamala Gopinath

Non-executive & Independent Director

RSA

A senior financial sector expert, Shyamala has guided and influenced diverse national policies. She was the Deputy Governor of the RBI for seven years, and has been on the RBI Board. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of a few companies, including not-for-profit entities. She is also the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM, Raipur. She was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in May 2015.

Sukanya Kripalu

Non-executive & Independent Director

NSA

Sukanya is a consultant in the fields of marketing, strategy, advertising, and market research. An alumnus of IIM, Kolkata, she has rich work experience with Nestle India Limited, Cadbury India Limited and Kellogg’s India. She was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in June 2018.

Sekhar Natarajan

Non-executive & Independent Director

CA

Sekhar has rich experience in the Agriculture and Rural sector, and has contributed significantly towards the growth and development of this sector. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, he possesses extensive knowledge of strategic thinking, business development and mergers and acquisitions. He was appointed as a Director on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

Gopika Pant

Non-executive & Independent Director

RA

Gopika is an expert in the field of law and is dual-qualified in India and the USA. She is a keen environmentalist and an enthusiastic public speaker. She is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, the New York State Bar, the ABA and the Supreme Court Bar Association. She holds a Diploma in Environmental Law with the World Wide Fund for Nature. She was appointed on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

M. Chandrasekar

Whole-time Director & Executive Vice-President - Customer Development

C

Chandrasekar has strengthened Colgate’s distribution network, enhanced customer engagement and pioneered several future-technology-enabled improvements to drive business. He joined the Company in 1989 as a part of the Sales function. Over 30 years, he progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in the Customer Development and Sales functions across different regional roles. He graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from American College, Madurai. He was appointed as a Whole-time Director on the Company’s Board in January 2017.

M.S. Jacob

Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer

RS

Jacob provides overall financial leadership, including on Investor Relations at Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited. He joined the Company in 1995 in the Continuous Improvement Group. Over the course of 25 years, he has served at leadership roles in Finance at Colgate-Palmolive subsidiaries in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was appointed on the Company’s Board in October 2016.

Surender Sharma

Whole-time Director & Vice-President - Legal

R

Surender leads the Legal and Secretarial Team in advising the business on issues of Legal Compliance, devising and implementing litigation strategy as well as issues of Ethics and Corporate Governance in a dynamic regulatory environment. Surender joined the company in October, 2017 and has experience of over 21 years across leading companies in the areas of Legal, Secretarial and Corporate Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Delhi and is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He was appointed on the Company’s Board in May 2020.

Committee Details

N

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

C

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

R

Risk Management Committee

A

Audit Committee

S

Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee

Leadership Team

Our Executive team brings together a combination of expertise and experience that strengthen our cause and our actions even further.

Ram Raghavan

Managing Director

M.S. Jacob

Whole-time Director and Chief Financial Officer

Surender Sharma

Whole-time Director and Vice-President – Legal

Arvind Chintamani

Vice President – Marketing

M. Chandrasekar

Whole-time Director and Executive Vice President – Customer Development

Dr. Edna Ambundo

Vice President – India Global Technology Center

Sarala Menon

Executive Vice President – Manufacturing & Product Supply Chain (Oral Care and Toothbrush)

Balaji Sreenivasan

Executive Vice President – Human Resources

V. Ganesh

Vice President – Customer Service and Logistics

Niraj Kumar

Business Lead – Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka