Pidilite appoints Sudhanshu Vats as MD Designate; Bharat Puri to step down

Kavinder Singh to join as Joint Managing Director Designate

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Pidilite appoints Sudhanshu Vats as MD Designate; Bharat Puri to step down

(L) Sudhanshu Vats and Bharat Puri (R)

The Board of Directors of Pidilite Industries approved the appointment of Sudhanshu Vats as Managing Director Designate. The Board also approved the appointment of Kavinder Singh as Executive Director and Joint Managing Director Designate.

They will take charge as Managing Director and Joint Managing Director, from April 2025, after the completion of term  of the current Managing Director, Bharat Puri.

Commenting on the announcement, M. B. Parekh, Executive Chairman of Pidilite Industries, said “The appointments of Sudhanshu and Kavinder will reflect the next phase of the Pidilite leadership journey. I look forward to working with the two of them in building the Pidilite of the future”.

Vats is the current Deputy Managing Director of Pidilite Industries. Prior to Pidilite Industries, he was the CEO and Managing Director at EPL (formerly known as Essel Propack). He also led Viacom 18 Media Private for 8 years as their Group CEO and Managing Director. He started his career with Hindustan Lever as Management Trainee in 1991 and spent about twenty years in various sales, marketing and general management leadership roles.

Singh is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India (MHRIL). During his tenure, MHRIL grew to become a billion dollar market capitalisation company from approximately USD 200 million. His experience in the consumer goods sector includes various stints at Asian Paints, ITC Ltd, and Pidilite Industries.

Pidilite Sudhanshu Vats Bharat Puri Managing Director Designate Kavinder Singh M. B. Parekh