Manish Choksi is currently Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Asian Paints Limited, he joined Asian Paints Limited in the year 1992 as an Executive and has grown in ranks by holding various positions across Sales, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Chemicals, HR and General Management in the Company.
Before being inducted as the Vice Chairman / Non – Executive Director on the Board of Directors of the Company, he held the position of President – International Business, IT, HR and Chemicals. He was a member of the Executive Council of Asian Paints group and reported to the Managing Director & CEO of the Company. He spearheaded the Information Technology function of the Company and has been instrumental in leveraging IT solutions across the extended enterprise and achieving improved business performance. He led the International Business of the Company and has led the Company’s efforts in expansion of its emerging markets portfolio. He has been a catalyst for the company’s foray into home improvement. Manish has significantly contributed in achieving the Company’s growth plans and more particularly in the critical areas of implementation of Supply Chain management solutions. He has also played an active role in restructuring the Joint Venture companies of the Company with PPG Industries Inc., USA.
He is an active angel investor with particular interest in investing in companies that champion cross leverage of physical and ecommerce models with a focus on consumers and data / analytics.
A leader in the IT community and the former Chairman of INDUS, a 1100+ company network of SAP users. He has been on the advisory boards of IBMs Collaboration business, the Asia Pacific Executive Advisory Board of SAP APAC, member of the Global Chemical Executive Advisory Board of SAP SE and a member of SUGEN, a global executive network of the all SAP user groups worldwide.