Mr. Jalaj Dani - Jio Institute
Mr. Jalaj Dani

Mr. Jalaj Dani

Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIM Trichy
Co-Promoter, Asian Paints

  • Chairman and Board Member of Addverb Technologies Limited, India’s largest Robotics company, focussed on warehouse automation and robotics.
  • Chairman Invitee and Board Member of Start-up- Fourth Frontier Technologies Private Limited involved in World’s first and only chest-worn Smart Heart Monitor that provides high quality continuous ECG & real-time feedback on heart health.
  • Board Member:
    1. Chairman, Board of Governors for Indian Institute of Management (Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu) is also part of the Board of Governors of Pandit Deendayal Energy University in Gandhinagar.
    2. Other Current Board positions of Corporations: Independent Director on the Board of HDFC Ltd (Listed on Bombay and National Stock Exchange) and Havells India (Listed on Bombay Stock Exchange).
    3. Current Board / member positions on Government bodies: Member of Steering Committee - Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade SCALE and Brand India Cell, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Member of Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Steering Committee; Member of Advisory Committee of ‘Fit India’ Chaired by Union Minister, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
    4. Current Board positions on Foundations: Director, Reliance Foundation; Board member of Piramal Foundation and Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership; Pratham Education Foundation, Vice President of Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal (Trust based in Gujarat).
  • Investor in start-up Companies: (i) Skillmatics i.e., Grasper Global Pvt Ltd (engaged in educational products and games for children); (ii) Smart Express Pvt Ltd (in the space of logistics). (iii) Surge Technologies, a start-up in US, (engaged in innovative tech-enabled fitness and sports equipment which helps fitness enthusiasts to improve the quality of their workouts.
  • Current position in Industry Chambers: National Executive Committee member (FICCI), President, Sportscom Industry Confederation and President, Sports Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skill Sector Council.
  • Member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the premier leadership organization of chief executives around the world.
  • Spent over 2 decades in various capacities including being responsible for Supply Chain and Chemicals Business and spearheading the Human Resources, Corporate Quality and Safety Functions at the group level at Asian Paints, amongst the top ten paint companies in the world with a manufacturing presence in 16 countries.
  • Led Asian Paints' International Business and was the chief architect of the blistering expansion in international markets through organic and inorganic growth.