Mr. Manish Choksi, aged 55 years, is a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and an MBA with specialisation in Entrepreneurial Management and MIS Program from the University of Houston, USA.
He is currently the non-executive Vice-Chairman of Asian Paints Limited. He has been associated with Asian Paints since 1992 as an Executive and he had various roles across management ranks across Sales, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Chemicals, International Business and HR functions of Asian Paints.
In his executive capacity and prior to joining the Board of Asian Paints, he was a catalyst for the Asian Paints’ foray into Home Improvement / Décor businesses. He has significantly contributed to achieving Asian Paints growth plans and more particularly in the critical areas of implementation of Supply Chain Management solutions and IT solutions across the extended value chain. He played an active role in restructuring the joint venture companies of Asian Paints with PPG Industries Inc., USA.
He has been a leader in the IT community and the past Chairman of INDUS, a 1100+ company network of SAP users. He served on the advisory boards of IBMs Collaboration business, the Asia Pacific Executive Advisory Board of SAP APAC, member of the Global Chemical Executive Advisory Board of SAP SE and a member of SUGEN, a global executive network of all SAP user groups worldwide.
In addition to Asian Paints Limited, he currently serves as an Independent Director on the board of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Vedant Fashions Limited and MSL Driveline Systems Limited. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of Chiratae Ventures (formerly known as IDG Ventures), one of India’s largest venture capital companies and also on Boards of several startups in both and advisory and fiduciary roles.
He is an active angel investor with particular interest in investing in companies that champion cross leverage of omni channel models with a focus on consumers and artificial intelligence / data / analytics.