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Mr. Ashwin Dani

Non-Executive Independent Director
Pharmaceuticals
Sun Pharma
Canada

Biography

Mr. Ashwin Dani holds the position of non-executive Vice Chairman of Asian Paints Limited. Earlier, he was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Asian Paints from December 1998 to March 2009. He is also a member of the Board at ACC Limited. He was the Vice President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) during 2009-10. He started his career in 1967 as a developmental chemist with Inmont Corp (now BASF), Detroit, USA, a major supplier of automotive OEM and refinishes. He joined Asian Paints in 1968 as Senior Executive and moved through successive senior positions such as Director-R&D, Works Director, and Whole-time Director & Vice Chairman. Mr. Dani is the past president of the Indian Paint Association (IPA) and has received a number of awards for his contribution to the paint industry. He has been a member of the Central Board of Trustees-Employees Provident Fund of the Government of India and also the President of the Board of Governors of the UDCT Alumni Association, Mumbai. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the Management of Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai. Mr. Dani was born on October 24, 1942, in Kapadwanj, Gujarat. He completed his BSc (Hons) from the Institute of Sciences, University of Bombay, and his BSc (Tech) (Paints, Pigments and Varnishes) from UDCT, University of Bombay. He holds a Master’s degree in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA and a Diploma in Colour Science from Rensellaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York. He is an ex-managing trustee of the “Light of Yoga”, a trust created by the world famous yogacharya, B.K.S. Iyengar and his disciples.  

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