Mr. O. P. Puranmalka
Non-Executive Director, UltraTech Cement Limited.
Mr. O. P. Puranmalka is the Non-Executive Director of UltraTech Cement Limited and leads the Aditya Birla Group’s cement business.
He provides strategic direction to the business and oversees the setting up of new plants and exploring global opportunities for mergers
Mr. Puranmalka's entrepreneurial abilities and deep knowledge of the cement business have guided UltraTech's foray into areas such as ready mix
concrete, building materials and solutions and unique white cement products. He has been the one of the key leaders in ensuring UltraTech is positioned
as an end-to-end solutions provider for the construction industry.
He is also a Director of the Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited, the Aditya Birla Group’s apex decision-making body that provides strategic direction to the various companies in its fold.
Previously, Mr. Puranmalka was a Group Executive President at Grasim Industries, where he was in charge of the marketing operations of the company’s cement business at an all-India level.
Following Grasim’s acquisition of L&T’s cement division, which was later christened UltraTech Cement Limited, Mr. Puranmalka took over the marketing responsibility of the combined entity and all of the Group’s cement business. Under his leadership, all the cement brands of the Aditya Birla Group were consolidated under one name, thereby making UltraTech Cement, India’s largest cement brand.