Mr. Askaran Agarwala has been associated with the Aditya Birla Group, particularly with Hindalco Industries Ltd., for well over 51 years.
Mr. Agarwala is on the Board of Hindalco Industries Limited, Novelis Inc., Aditya Birla Chemicals Ltd. and a few other Companies of the Aditya Birla Group. He is associated and involved in various projects under the aegis of "The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives & Rural Development" and many other important, strategic and sustainability initiatives and activities of the Group.
Mr. Agarwala joined Hindalco Industries Limited since its inception in 1959. He has in his long association of 52 years seen the growth of the Aluminum Industry in India from a nascent stage and under his stewardship, Hindalco became one of the most cost-efficient producers of Aluminum in the world. He is well versed with all the technological and commercial aspects of the industry.
Mr. A.K. Agarwala holds a degree in Commerce and Law from Calcutta University and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He was President of Aluminum Association of India for more than four years and Vice-Chairman of International Aluminum Institution for a number of years. He has also served on various committees constituted by both, the State & the Central Governments.