Narayan Krishnamohan to lead BASF in South Asia

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 25 Jan 2019


Narayan Krishnamohan will take over as MD of BASF India from April 1, 2019. He will also lead BASF’s business in South Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The Board of Directors of BASF India has approved the appointment of Narayan Krishnamohan as managing director of BASF India, effective April 1, 2019. He will also lead BASF’s business in South Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. He succeeds Dr Raman Ramachandran, who will retire on March 31, 2019.

Narayan Krishnamohan has been with BASF for more than 24 years, having started his journey in BASF India, and subsequently handled various regional and global leadership responsibilities in Singapore, Germany and Hong Kong. His leadership experience spans multiple divisions in BASF, including Leather Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Acrylics & Dispersions, Paper Chemicals, Human Nutrition and Intermediates, among others.

As Head - South Asia and managing director, BASF India, he will be based in Mumbai and will focus on expanding the business and supporting BASF’s customers and partners in the region.

The company Board of Directors has also approved the following changes in its Board:
- Pradip P Shah, independent director, will take over as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BASF India.
- Ms. Shyamala Gopinath has been appointed as woman independent director for a term of five years. She will succeed R R Nair, who has decided not to seek re-appointment for a second term.

All appointments will be effective April 1, 2019, subject to shareholders’ and other relevant approvals.