Board Of Directors


Mr. M M Murugappan


He holds a Master Of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA. Besides serving as the Chairman of Carborundum Universal Ltd, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited, Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Limited, Cyient Ltd, Murugappa Water Technology and Solutions Private Limited and Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Indian Institute of Management Indore, he is on the Boards of Carsons Cumberbatch Srilanka, Ambadi Investments Limited and The IIT Madras Research Park. Mr.Murugappan is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Plastics & Rubber Institute, and a fellow of the Indian Ceramic Society. 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, internationally.

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 Ring Travellers (CBE) Pvt. Ltd., Lakshmi Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Chakradhara Aerospace and Cargo Pvt. Ltd, 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, Rajapalayam Mills Limited and Shanti Gears Limited.

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. After joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1979, he held various diplomatic assignments in Moscow, Warsaw (Poland), London (UK), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Pretoria (South Africa). He has also served as India’s Ambassador to Russia, Czechia and Ireland. In the Government of India, he has been Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office dealing with Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Energy, Space, Defence & National Security and Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, overseeing (inter alia) India’s external economic relations. He is the Chairman of the
National Security Advisory Board of India. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Vivekananda International Foundation. Besides CUMI, he is an Independent Director on the board of Indian Terrain Fashions Limited.

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 over 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 and Sterling Abrasives Limited. He has also served on the Board of Timken India Limited.

Management Committee