A Chemical Engineer from IIT Kanpur, and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Lalit Naik has over 25 years of well-rounded global exposure in the building materials and chemicals sectors.
Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, he has been part of companies such as Bharat Petroleum, Godrej Soaps, Dow Chemicals, BASF, British Plaster Board (acquired by Saint Gobain) and Saint Gobain.
In BASF, he was a member of the executive board. As the Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific (Construction Products) at Saint-Gobain, based in Bangkok, he was responsible for providing leadership to Saint Gobain's construction products' operations in India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, etc. He was on the boards of several companies within Saint Gobain. During his tenure, he also represented Asia on a number of global business executive committees.
Within the Aditya Birla Group, he is on the boards of Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand), Aditya Birla Chemicals (India), Tanfac, Aditya Birla Grasun Chemicals (Fangchenggang), Thai Peroxide Company and Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company (ABSTC).
In the Group, he heads the Aditya Birla Insulators Business and Indo Gulf Fertilizer Business and is Deputy Managing Director of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited.