The Board of Directors of Kennametal India Limited at their meeting held on January 3, 2020, approved the appointment of Ms. Bhavna Bindra (DIN: 07314422) as Additional Director (designated as Woman Independent Director) on the Board of the Company with immediate effect.
Ms. Bhavna Bindra (DIN: 07314422) is the Managing Director-Materials (Accelerate India Program) at DSM India Private Limited since August 2019 and is responsible for growth of Materials Cluster in the region, including alliances, Mergers & Acquisitions and investments.
Prior to joining DSM India Private Limited, Ms. Bhavna Bindra led the Rs. 1300 cr. Distribution Business unit at Cummins India Ltd., where she was charged with providing aftermarket support across India for over half a million Cummins engines powering various applications including Power Generation, Mining, Railways, Defence, etc.
Prior to taking this role in 2015, Ms. Bhavna led Cummins India's Automotive business from 2010. Ms. Bhavna has been on the Boards of Valvoline Cummins Private Ltd. And Cummins Sales and Service Private Limited as well as on the Board of Cummins DKSH.
Before joining Cummins, Ms. Bhavna worked as a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group across different industry verticals including Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals. She has also held a leadership position at Boston Analytics, a start-up focusing on Research and Analytics.
A strong advocate of workplace Diversity, Ms. Bhavna worked actively to help developing strategies to attract and retain women employees for Cummins entities in India. A certified six sigma green belt, Ms. Bhavna is a post graduate from IIM B.
Ms. Bhavna was recognized as one of India Inc.'s 25 Rising Women Leaders in 2015 by Economic Times. She was also among the "40 Under Forty" Young Leaders list of Economic Times in 2016.
Ms. Bhavana Bindra also serves on the board of Automotive Stampings & Assemblies Limited as an Independent Director.
Shares of KENNAMETAL INDIA LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.971 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 994.8. The total number of shares traded during the day was 108 in over 29 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 994.8 and intraday low of 971. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 106490.