MM Murugappan serves as a Non-Executive Chairman on the board of Cyient. A renowned businessman and a fourth-generation industrialist, Mr. Murugappan’s multi-faceted experience across industries enable him to provide insights into various aspects of managing large businesses, including growth, scaling up, and governance. At Cyient, he is a member of the Leadership, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee, and Risk Management Committee.
At present, Mr. Murugappan serves as Chairman across many companies, including Carborundum Universal Limited, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Limited, and Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Limited. Previously he was the Executive Chairman of the Murugappa Group and served on the board of multiple companies within the Murugappa Group. He is a former Independent Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited. His current non-executive directorships include Messrs Carsons Cumberbatch, Srilanka.
Mr. Murugappan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Madras and the University of Michigan. He is a member of several industry and professional bodies, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a Fellow Member of the Indian Ceramic Society. He is a keen philanthropist and serves as a trustee of the AMM Foundation, and mentors innovators and future leaders as a board member of the IIT Madras Research Park.