Santrupt Misra to head chemicals business additionally at Birla Group

The Aditya Birla Group appointed Santrupt Misra to oversee its chemicals business, adding to his responsibilities of leading group human resources and the Carbon Black operations at the Kumar Mangalam Birla-led conglomerate. Misra will assume his third position starting April 1. He is taking over from KK Maheshwari, the former Managing Director of Aditya Birla Chemicals who moved to lead the group’s UltraTech Cement business two years back.

According to a report in Economic Times, Misra said there will be no trouble managing three portfolios at the group, which shuffles, expands and sharpens responsibilities of senior management frequently.

The group also hired Kalyan Madabhushi from Shell as the Business Head of the Chemicals Sector. Madabhushi, formerly the global general manager for chemicals at Royal Dutch Shell, will report to Misra, who was one of Kumar Mangalam Birla’s earliest hires and has been with the group for 22 years now.