Chairman / Board Director, Huhtamaki Paper Products Ltd. | Non-Executive Chairman, Signify Innovations (Philips Lighting)

Murali Sivaraman is currently on the Boards of Bharat Forge – Independent Director, Huhtamaki Paper Products Ltd – Chairman and Independent Director, Signify Innovations (Philips Lighting) – Non-Executive Chairman. He has more than 20 Years of Global Business Leadership working with two leading MNCs – ICI (Akzo Nobel) and Philips. He has lived and worked in China for 9 years, South East Asia (Singapore) for 6 years and North America/Europe for 3 years. Within Philips – his recent roles were – President for Philips Lighting – Growth Markets (Singapore base) - overseeing 25 countries across Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (Euro 1.5 BN).

His prior roles with Philips were CEO – Philips Consumer Lifestyle Domestic Appliance (Shanghai base – Euro 1.7 BN) and Managing Director – Philips India (Lighting, Healthcare and Consumer Electronics). He has successfully completed large acquisitions in India, China and the Middle East.

Murali is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Works Accountant, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and completed his Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. After working for 3 decades across the World – he has now relocated to India – Mumbai and is dividing his time between Board Roles, Coaching/Mentoring, enabling NGOs to scale up and teaching as a Visiting Faculty.

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