Arvind Chandra joins Aliaxis as the new Divisional CEO of India and Executive Committee member

Aliaxis, a world leader enabling access to water and energy through inventive fluid management solutions, welcomes Arvind Chandra at the Executive Committee, as the new Divisional CEO of India. Commencing November 21, 2023, he reports directly to Eric Olsen, Chief Executive Officer.

Eric Olsen, Aliaxis CEO said, “We are excited for this next chapter of our Indian business under the dynamic leadership of Arvind Chandra. Arvind brings an impressive 30-year global track record driving growth and profitability in a wide range of industries. India is a high-growth market for Aliaxis for the years to come and Arvind will help bring our Indian operations to the next level.”

Arvind Chandra commented, “I am thrilled to join Aliaxis to address India’s pressing water challenges. Together with the Ashirvad team, we will drive growth with a strong focus on both sustainability and innovation, as we deliver a high-quality range of solutions that our customers expect.”

Arvind takes over from Sophie Desormière, who, aside from being Group Chief Growth Officer, held the role of interim CEO for India during a transitional phase.

Arvind Chandra joins Aliaxis from his prior role at Minda Corporation (NSE:MINDACORP) as CEO of their largest business vertical in the automotive sector. During his nearly 4-year tenure, the company registered a 400+% stock price gain with significant top line and bottom line growth and became a highly tracked automotive components stock among investors and stock analysts in India.

Arvind brings 30+ years’ work experience across 8 countries, 4 continents and multiple functions of strategy, marketing, sales, R&D, manufacturing, quality plus P&L at various top technology companies such as Toyota, ZF-Wabco, Borg Warner-Phinia, Forvia and others leading various transformation projects. He has also consulted extensively during this period in both B2B and B2C environments.

Arvind holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai, a MS degree in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, USA.