Muthiah Murugappan

Independent Director at Mahindra Automotive North America

Mr. Muthiah Murugappan (Muthu), has completed his MBA from London Business School. He is B.Sc. Management Sciences from University of Warwick (Warwick Business School).

He started his career in August 2004 with Indian FMCG major - CavinKare Pvt Ltd.

He initially served as an Area Sales Manager in the Western and Southern regions and has worked in the states of Maharashtra, MP, Chattisgarh and AP.

He subsequently moved into Brand Management role and served as a Product Manager for the International Business Unit, covering the GCC and ASEAN regions.

In July 2007, he joined Carborundum Universal (CUMI) as an Exports Manager. CUMI is an integral part of the Murugappa Group. He subsequently moved to the US to handle CUMI's trading operations in North America and in 2010 returned to India to head its Wear Ceramics business where he served till July 2013.

He then decided to take a sabbatical to pursue a Full Time MBA at the London Business School from 2013 - 2015. He has now returned to The Murugappa Group to head the Nutraceuticals Business of Group flagship – EID Parry India Ltd.

For over a decade now, he has been working with startups and Micro VC funds ( as an angel investor / LP ) in the areas of SaaS, Ecommerce, Deep Tech & Consumer goods.

He is a Nominee Director on Algavista Greentech Private Limited. He is also a Director of US Nutraceuticals Inc. and Alimtec S. A.


  • Independent Director

    Current role