H K Agarwal

Managing Director – Grasim Industries Limited ,Business Director- Pulp and Fibre Business, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. H K Agarwal is Managing Director of Grasim Industries Limited, a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group and Business Director of the Group’s Global Pulp & Fibre Business. He is on the Board of Aditya Birla Management Corp., the apex corporate body that provides strategic direction and vision to the Group companies.

For the past 40 years, Mr. H K Agarwal has held leadership positions within the Aditya Birla Group’s Cement, Chemicals, Advanced Materials, and Pulp & Fibre businesses. Birla White was the brainchild of Mr Agarwal, which dominates the white cement industry in India today.

He was also the country head Thailand and managed global business of Aditya Birla Group in South East Asia and China. He  was the driving force in setting up Thailand’s first hydrogen peroxide plant, initiating financial restructuring and integrating 4 different chemical entities with different sets of shareholders into Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand). In Pulp and Fibre business, he was instrumental in setting up the World’s largest integrated Viscose plant in Vilayat and Fibre industry’s first Zero Liquid Discharge Plant at Nagda, India.

Mr. Agarwal is an all India rank holder chartered accountant and has undergone several National and International programs in Management and Leadership Development including AMP at Harvard and an Executive MBA from Sasin, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He is also a recipient of Chairman’s Outstanding Leader Award, 2012 and in 2021 was awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” for his outstanding contribution to Grasim ‘s growth.

He is a passionate marathoner and a firm believer in the Power of Teams.