Huhtamaki PPL appoints Murali Sivaraman as non-executive independent chairman

Suresh Gupta retries

Murali Sivaraman, newly appointed non-executive independent chairman, HPPL

The Board of Directors of Mumbai-based flexible packaging major Huhtamaki PPL Ltd. (HPPL) has appointed Murali Sivaraman as non-executive independent chairman of the company effective 1 January 2019. Suresh Gupta, executive chairman, Huhtamaki PPL Ltd. retired on 31 December 2018.
Sivaraman has worked for most of his career with global multinational companies including Philips and Akzo Nobel in India, Singapore, China, Canada and the UK. His last position with Philips Lighting was president for growth markets based out of Singapore. He has relocated to Mumbai and is presently the non-executive chairman of Philips Lighting India Limited.
Sivaraman is a chartered accountant, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and has also completed an Advanced Management Program from Harvard.