Shalimar Paints Ltd. appoints C Venugopal as Chief Operating Officer

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New Delhi, 13th April 2024: Shalimar Paints Ltd., a pioneer in the Indian Paints industry with a legacy of over 120 years, today announced the appointment of Mr C Venugopal as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic move reflects the company’s commitment to driving growth and reinforcing its dedication to innovation, customer satisfaction, and unparalleled quality.

C. Venugopa, COO, Shalimar Paints Ltd.

Mr. Venugopal, a seasoned leader with 30 years of business leadership and retail experience, has a proven track record of profitability and business growth through strategic thinking, marketing excellence, and operational expertise. He has spearheaded initiatives aimed at fostering a more focused, growth-oriented, and sustainable business model. Aligned with Shalimar 2.0’s vision of transforming into a new-age, tech-driven organization, Mr. Venugopal is poised to lead the organization’s growth strategy, setting new industry benchmarks.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Venugopal, a dynamic, values-driven business leader with diverse experience, as the COO of Shalimar Paints. With his depth of expertise in strategic capabilities, operational effectiveness, and a strong track record in both developed and developing markets, we are confident that he will deliver excellence and innovation at scale for the benefit of all stakeholders,” said Aaditya Sharda, Co-founder of Infra. Market and Director on the board of Shalimar Paints Ltd.

Before joining Shalimar Paints Ltd., Mr. Venugopal held pivotal roles at Morton Foods Ltd., Umang Diaries Ltd., Nippon Paints India, and Kansai Nerolac Paints, leaving a lasting impact. He has also made noteworthy contributions at companies including Godrej Sara Lee, Reckitt Benckiser, CavinKare, Cussons India Pvt Ltd, and Pepsi Foods Ltd. Renowned for his innovative drive, vision, and ability to drive transformative change, he is widely regarded as a persistent innovator and team motivator.

Mr C Venugopal, COO, of Shalimar Paints Ltd., said, “I am thrilled to take on the leadership position at Shalimar Paints, a company with a rich legacy that continues to meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving consumers. My focus will remain on enhancing business performance and fostering growth through technology-driven services and innovations. Together with the talented team, I am eager to navigate the progressing landscape and propel the company to new heights of success.”

In its unwavering legacy of excellence, Shalimar Paints provides a broad range of paints and coatings, pioneering innovation and setting new industry benchmarks to meet diverse customer preferences and requirements. The company plans to take its product offerings beyond national standards and manufacture international-level products within the country with modernized and automated facilities as the key pillars.

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