Murali is Chairman and Director, Philips Lighting India Limited, President of Philips Lighting Growth Markets and Executive Vice President at Philips Lighting. He is responsible for driving the business across ASEAN Pacific, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Central Asia, Middle East and Turkey, India, Pakistan and Africa.
He holds the overall responsibility for sales, marketing, business and solutions teams including go-to-market, profit and loss management and business strategy for Growth Markets. He reports directly to Eric Rondolat, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Lighting.
Murali joined Philips in 2007, starting as Vice Chairman and Managing Director for Philips India. He then became CEO of the Domestic Appliances business for Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Under his leadership, the Business Group Domestic Appliances consistently delivered double digit growth with a significant step up in profitability. He was then appointed to the position of MG Leader Growth Markets for Lighting.
Prior to Philips, he has spent 19 years in ICI (now Akzo) building Decorative Architectural Paints (Dulux/Glidden Brand – B2C, B2B and B2G) in India, ASEAN, Greater China and North America.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, MBA and has also completed Advanced Management Program from Harvard.