Honeywell Automation India announced Suresh Senapaty as Chairman

Suresh will be responsible for contributing to HAIL’s overall strategy and to provide counsel on corporate governance, business, and financial matters.

Mar 17, 2016 04:03 IST India Infoline News Service

Honeywell Automation India Limited announced Suresh Senapaty’s appointment as its Additional Director (Non-Executive, Independent), and as Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

Suresh will be responsible for contributing to HAIL’s overall strategy and to provide counsel on corporate governance, business, and financial matters. He succeeds Surendra. L. Rao, who served as member of the Board of Directors of HAIL since January 2002 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 2014 to February 2016.

Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, HAIL, said, “Suresh’s global and local experience will provide the right financial vision for a company like HAIL, which brings both global technology expertise, and local capabilities to address the unique needs of Indian customers. We are also grateful to Rao for his contribution to HAIL over the last 14 years. He leaves behind a legacy of strong governance and values at the company.”

Suresh has proven industry experience spanning more than three decades in finance, governance, and strategy. He has held leadership and board positions at several Wipro companies, having previously led its finance function across its information technology, consumer care, infrastructure engineering, and healthcare businesses. He has received several industry accolades and recognitions. He is a key industry voice in advocacy relating to accounting and corporate law with regulators, government, and policy stakeholders.  

Commenting on his appointment, Suresh said, “Honeywell’s technologies help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges in energy efficiency, safety, security, and productivity. Honeywell is also equally local, with many decades of service in India. I am excited to be part of this company and look forward to see the business grow in India.” 

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