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Akzo Nobel India appoints Amit Jain as Chairman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Paints and coatings company Akzo Nobel today announced the appointment of Amit Jain as the chairman, with effect from August 15.

Jain -- who has been on the board since 2009 and served as the managing director from 2009 to 2013 -- will take over from Nihal Kaviratne CBE, the company said in a statement.

Kaviratne will not be seeking re-as the Chairman to the Board of the Company at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on August 14, 2017, due to other commitments, it said.

Jain brings with him three decades of experience in leadership roles across and He was associated with Coca-Cola and Viacom/MTV in earlier.

of Akzo Nobel were trading at Rs 1,894.95, up 1.10 per cent on

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 18:02 IST