Venkatesh Valluri is Ingersoll Rand Chairman
The Board of Directors of Ingersoll – Rand (India) Limited have elected Venkatesh Valluri as Chairman, effective March 25, 2010. Mr Valluri succeeds Daljit L Mirchandani who resigned as Director and consequently relinquished office as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The decision was taken by the Ingersoll Rand Board of Directors at a meeting held on March 25.
“Today, Ingersoll Rand has transitioned into a progressive, dynamic multi-brand commercial products manufacturer. India is a key market for Ingersoll Rand and our focus areas for the country are ‘growth’, ‘innovation’ and ‘productivity’. As we transition to the next level, we will add value to our customers, partners, shareholders and the industries within which we work,” said Venkatesh Valluri.
Venkatesh Valluri was appointed President of Ingersoll Rand in India in May 2009. Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Mr Valluri was associated with the global measurement technology leader company, Agilent Technologies, as its President & Country Manager for over five years. Prior to Agilent he held various leadership roles at GE (General Electric) in India and abroad.
Mr Valluri also serves on the board of United Way India. He holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Electronics and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.