Board Of Directors


Mr. M M Murugappan


He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA. He has held the
position of Managing Director of CUMI in the past. Besides serving as the Chairman of CUMI,
Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited, Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Limited and
Murugappa Water Technology and Solutions Private Limited, he is on the Boards of several companies
including IIT Madras Research Park, Cyient Limited and Ambadi Investments Limited. Mr. Murugappan was
elected as a fellow of the Indian Ceramic Society and is also a member of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Plastics & Rubber Institute. He is a trustee
of the Murugappa Group’s CSR arm – AMM Foundation. Mr. Murugappan has played a pivotal role in
transforming CUMI into an international company. His strategic approach towards business partnerships
with global leaders has been one of the key factors contributing to CUMI’s consistent growth,

Mr. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Non-Executive Independent Director

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia University, USA. Currently, he is
serving as the Chairman and Managing Director of Lakshmi Machine Works Limited and as the Chairman of
Super Sales India Limited. He is also on the Boards of several companies viz., The Lakshmi Mills Company
Limited, Lakshmi Electrical Control Systems Limited, Lakshmi Cargo Company Limited, Lakshmi Technology
and Engineering Industries Limited etc.

Mr Aroon Raman

Non-Executive Independent Director

He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a MBA from
Wharton School, USA. He was the Managing Director of Raman Boards and Raman Fibre Science Private
Limited. He was also on the Board of Sundaram Finance Limited. Besides this, he has served as the
Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Karnataka and is currently on the Boards of various
companies including Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Telos Investments & Technologies Private Limited,
Wheels India Limited, Brigade Enterprises Limited, TVS Automobile Solutions Private Limited, Trichur
Sundaram Santhanam & family Private Limited and EduTech NTTF Private Limited.

Mrs. Soundara Kumar

Non-Executive Independent Director

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Mathematics) from the University of Madras and is a Certified
Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (CAIIB). She joined State Bank of India as a
Direct Recruit Officer and served for more than 39 years both in India and overseas including as the
Managing Director of State Bank of Indore from 2008 to 2010. She retired as Deputy Managing Director,
Stressed Asset Management Group of State Bank of India. She is currently on the Boards of Ramco Systems
Limited, Sundaram Trustee Company Limited, Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Limited, Rajapalayam Mills
Limited, Shanti Gears Limited and Bank of Baroda.

Mr. P S Raghavan

Non-Executive Independent Director

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from St. Stephen’s college, Delhi as well as in Electronics &
Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He joined the Indian Foreign
Service in 1979 and has held various diplomatic assignments in Moscow, Warsaw (Poland), London (UK), Ho
Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Pretoria (South Africa). He has also held several esteemed positions such as
the Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office dealing with Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Energy, Space,
Defence and National Security; Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and as the Indian
Ambassador to countries like Russia, Ireland and Czech Republic etc. He is the Convenor of the National
Security Advisory Board of India of the National Security Council Secretariat of the Government of
India. He is now a Distinguished Fellow of the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Mr. Sujjain S Talwar

Non-Executive Independent Director

He is a qualified solicitor in India and England & Wales. He has over 25 years of experience as a
corporate and infrastructure solicitor in India and abroad. He is the founding partner of Economics Law
Practice, a law firm that has consistently been ranked as a top 10 law firm, with over 150 lawyers and
offices in 6 cities. Mr. Talwar has in the past worked with reputed law firms such as Crawford Bayley,
Pinsent Masons etc. He has been named as a leading individual for his ‘depth of knowledge’ ‘innovative
approach’ and ‘timely deliverables’ by the Legal 500.

Mr. Sridharan Rangarajan

Managing Director

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a graduate member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and holds Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Madurai University. He has about 30 years of overall experience in various fields like banking, manufacturing, contracting, service and distribution businesses. He is associated with the Murugappa Group since June 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer of CUMI till January 2018 after which he took over as the President and Group CFO of the Murugappa Group. He is currently on the Boards of Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Limited, Wendt (India) Limited, Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramics Limited, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited, E.I.D Parry (India) Limited, Parry Agro Industries Limited, PLUSS Advanced Technologies Limited, Net Access India Limited. He has also served on the Board of Timken India Limited.

Management Committee