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Former COO of Kimoha Appointed as CEO Siegwerk India

Siegwerk, a leading supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has announced the appointment of Ramakrishna Karanth as CEO of Siegwerk India. Recently, the company appointed Ashish Pradhan as President Asia, Siegwerk.

Prior to this role, Karath was the COO at Kimoha Entrepreneurs FZCO, where he was responsible for the profitability of business units in UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Karanth’s experience spans over 30 years, starting with a Short Service Commissioned tenure of 6 years with the Indian Air Force in Surface to Air Missiles division and a total industrial experience of 28 years, according to a statement. He has held several leadership positions with packaging companies both in and outside India.

Apart from handling responsibilities in Maintenance, Projects, Operations, and General Management in Huhtamaki PPL over a tenure of 15 years, Karanth has headed P&L responsibility in Rotopack UAE and the India BU of Weener Plastics, Netherlands.

Commenting on the appointment, Ashish Pradhan, President Asia, Siegwerk, said, “We are confident that Siegwerk India will benefit immensely under the leadership of Ramakrishna. His extensive packaging industry knowledge and experience will help Siegwerk India achieve greater success”.

Ramakrishna Karanth, CEO, Siegwerk India, said, “I am excited to join the Siegwerk India team and look forward to contributing towards the continued success and growth of Siegwerk in India. The Indian Packaging segment is seeing an evolving, great growth story and my efforts will be to work with the Siegwerk team to participate in this growth, with a focused approach on sustainability and environment-friendly solutions.”

Siegwerk employs around 5,000 people worldwide in more than 30 country organisations and is headquartered at Siegburg in Germany.

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