Mr. Ashok Mathai Kurien (DIN-00034035), is a non-executive director on the Board of your Company. Mr. Kurien has been in the business of building brands for over 35 years now, particularly in the fields of Media, Marketing and Communications, and now Menstrual Hygiene and Water Filters (without electricity) for the poor and marginalized. An early bird, Mr. Kurien has the keen eye of driving start-ups in emerging businesses, helping in guiding them to size and scale. These include Advertising, TV, Lottery, PR and dot coms, where he both, invested and mentored, creating resounding success stories. In his latest venture, Livinguard Technologies which is the World’s First and Only Permanently Disinfecting Textile Technology, he has co-invented Saafkins, the ideal solution for the billion women who can't afford sanitary napkins and use 'rags', making it affordable and reusable.
Mr. Kurien, a well-known personality in the Advertising world, founded Ambience Advertising, one of the most formidable creative powerhouse in its first decade. Ambience has come a long way, and was later sold to the Publicis Groupe. He is founder and promoter of various business ventures including Hanmer & Partners, one of India’s top-3 Public Relations agencies; Livinguard Technologies, the world’s 1st self-disinfecting textiles, as well as a few other internet ventures. Despite the great heights he’s achieved in his career, Mr Kurien has his feet firmly rooted to the ground. He believes in commitment to society and is involved with number of charities, NGOs and social service organizations.
Apart from the Company, as on March 31, 2019, Mr. Kurien holds directorship in one (1) other Indian public limited company viz., Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
As on March 31, 2019, Mr. Kurien holds 1,174,150 (Eleven Lakh Seventy Four Thousand One Hundred and fifty) equity shares, comprising of 0.06% of paid up capital of the Company.