Ashish Guha

Ashish Guha Former CEO

Former CEO, Heidelberg Cement India, and Lazard India

Mr. Ashish Guha, aged 58 years (DOB 18-11-1956), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) and is  an alumnus of London Business School.  He has rich experience of 28 years  in Investment Banking, having been the CEO of Lazard India Ltd., a leading international investment bank and  Senior Partner at Ambit Corporate Finance.

Mr. Guha has the experience of advising a large number of M&A and Capital Market transactions in India. He also headed the privatization practice at Lazard India Ltd.

Mr. Guha has advised various large multinationals in their strategy on India including France Telecom, BAT, Italcementi Group, HeidelbergCement, Baxter and Danone.  He has been instrumental in attracting huge foreign capital inflows into the country.

Mr. Guha had been the CEO & Managing Director of HeidelbergCement India Limited (formerly Mysore Cements Limited and Indorama Cement)  since August 2006.

Mr. Guha had the distinction of :

a)    Integrating the cultures and processes of the companies;

b)    Turning around the company in a record time of less than an year ;

c)    Initiating and completing the major expansion project of 3 million tonnes;

d)    Effectively led the post expansion production and sales stabilization.

He is  an Independent Director on the Board of Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT) as well as a member of Risk Management Committee and Remuneration Committee of BILT

Mr. Guha is also an Independent Director on the board of Cosmo Films.

Mr. Guha has been a part of several international forums, including having been to Davos.

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