Kansai Nerolac Paints appoints Anuj Jain as MD
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Kansai Nerolac Paints appoints Anuj Jain as MD

Jain succeeds H M Bharuka, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd (KNPL) who will be superannuating on 31st March 2022.

  • By ICN Bureau | February 19, 2022

Kansai Nerolac Paints has announced the appointment of Anuj Jain as the Managing Director of the company from 1st April 2022. Jain succeeds H M Bharuka, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd (KNPL) who will be superannuating on 31st March 2022.

Commenting on his appointment Anuj Jain said "I am deeply grateful to the Board and Kansai Paints, Japan for giving me an opportunity to not just be a part but lead this esteemed organization. I look forward to continuing the rich history of this company and build on the legacy of Mr Bharuka to take the company to greater heights".

Bharuka joined KNPL in 1985, becoming its Managing Director in April 2001.The hallmark of his tenure of 21 years as Managing Director has been the superlative and consistent topline and bottom-line performance year on year over his entire tenure, that has made KNPL a crown jewel for Kansai Paints, Japan. He was known for his visionary and bold leadership style which led to many firsts in the Indian Paint Industry. Under his leadership, KNPL won numerous accolades in a variety of areas notably the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance, Best Managed Company by Business Today, Great Place to Work by GPTW and recognition as an ESG leader in India by CRISIL.

Jain joined Kansai Nerolac Paints in 1990 as a management trainee. In his tenure over 30 years at KNPL, he has worked in various capacities across various functions and brings a wealth of experience. He has been on the Board of KNPL in the capacity of Executive Director from 1st April 2018. The Board wishes Mr Anuj Jain the very best in his new role.

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