Advanced Management Programme, Harvard University
Mr. Dilip Gaur is currently the Director of Aditya Birla Management Corp. Pvt. Ltd. – the Group’s Apex decision-making body and provides strategic direction to the Group Companies. He is also the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Science & Technology Co. Pvt. Ltd, Chairman of the Group Business Review Council (Chemicals, Trading & Mining). He has been a part of the Aditya Birla Group for the last 17 years. Mr. Gaur is on the Board of Governors of BITS - (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) and is the Governing Council Member of BITSoM (BITS School of Management). Prior to this current assignment, he was the Managing Director of $14 billion Grasim Industries Limited & Business Director of Pulp & Fibre Business spanning over 7 Countries across the World. Earlier he has done stints with Ultra Tech Cement Ltd. as Deputy Managing Director, with Hindalco as Head of Global Copper Business, with Birla Carbon as Managing Director of the Egyptian business, and as President & Country Head of the Group’s Edible Oil & Oleo Chemicals business in Malaysia/Philippines. Mr. Gaur joined Aditya Birla Group in 2004 after spending 24 years at Unilever India in Foods, Home & Personal Care, and Specialty Chemicals Business and was a member of the Foods Management Committee.
Dilip is a Chemical Engineer by training and has undergone several National & International programs in Management; Leadership Development including Advanced Management Program at Harvard. He has spent a significant part of his professional career managing transformational changes and turning around fledgling businesses across geographies. He is passionate about sustainability & climate control issues and has been personally championing this in his business & Industry at large. Mr. Gaur is also the Former Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s National Committee on Textiles & Apparel, a member of ASEAN-India Business Council, Indonesia-India CEO’s forum, and Indo-Japan CEOs forum.