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AkzoNobel India Names New Chairman

September 15, 2010

Akzo Nobel India Limited (formerly ICI India Limited) has announced a number of changes to its board. After 37 years with the company, Aditya Narayan has announced his retirement as chairman of Akzo Nobel India Limited effective October 1, 2010. He was appointed chairman of the board of the company in April 2003.
The board of directors of Akzo Nobel India Limited elected Nihal Kaviratne CBE, who had joined the Board in 2009, to be the next chairman of its Board. Kaviratne has had a global career with Unilever spanning 40 years. He joined the company in India as a management trainee in 1966, and held a series of increasingly senior roles including head of marketing research and economics, and general manager of export division.  He was appointed senior vice president, development and environmental affairs, Unilever Asia, based in Singapore, and chairman of Unilever’s home and oral care businesses in Asia.

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