Mr. Amit Jain

Independent Director

Amit brings a wealth of global corporate experience and a deep understanding of the Indian market. His transformational leadership skills have been honed through diverse leadership roles at global category leaders like L'Oréal, AkzoNobel, Viacom & Coca-Cola. He is widely recognized for his inclusive personality; he has mentored and coached many CEOs under his leadership.

In his last executive role, he was the first Indian to become the Managing Director of L'Oréal India. He spearheaded the integration of digital strategy into the business. He also paved the way for L'Oréal India’s foray into dermo-cosmetic market. Post his move from Executive role in 2022 he continued to be the Non-Executive Chairman at L'Oréal till end 2023.

Prior to L'Oréal he had an eight-year stint at AkzoNobel paints where he held the role of MD North & West Europe for four years and MD for India business for 4 years. During his stint at AkzoNobel he led key merger activities and transformed India business from decorative paints company to multi-segment business. He continues to be an Independent Director on the board of AkzoNobel India.

Earlier during his stint with Viacom, he headed the MTV business for Asia, based in Singapore and Co-created the Viacom 18 JV which also launched Colors channel in India. He also carries over eleven years of an illustrious career in Coca-Cola starting in 1994, leading businesses in India and Asia. He chairs the India board of Modern Marketing Association Global. Additionally, he is a non-executive director with Jubilant Foods.

Given his career in FMCG and Media, in-depth understanding of India markets, senior roles at a global level, experience of launching new businesses, overseeing M&A and a track record of mentoring leaders we believe his leadership will benefit the newly formed Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Board.