Anand Kripalu, MD and Global CEO, EPL
Anand Kripalu, MD and Global CEO, EPL
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EPL Limited today announced that its Board of Directors have appointed Anand Kripalu as the Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective August 18, 2021.

Kripalu has over 30 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. He received his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics from IIT, Madras. He holds an MBA from IIM, Calcutta, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School.

Commenting on his appointment, Kripalu said “I am excited to lead EPL, an extraordinary company with global leadership in its segments and a pioneer in innovation and sustainability”. He will be based in Mumbai.

Davinder Singh Brar, Chairman, EPL, said: “Anand has an exceptional track record, deep understanding of evolving consumer trends, and unique ability to shape culture and talent of global organizations.”

Amit Dixit, Head of Asia for Blackstone Private Equity and Director on EPL’s board, said: “Anand’s credibility with customers in the consumer industry, proven track record as CEO of a large cap publicly listed company, and experience of driving growth at scale will enable EPL to reach new heights.”

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