Anand Nayak (68), joined the ITC Board as a Non-Executive Independent Director effective July 13, 2019. Nayak is a Post Graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur from where he graduated in 1973. He joined ITC Limited in the same year and served the Company for more than 42 years until his retirement in December 2015.
During his long tenure with ITC, Nayak held various portfolios and worked across several businesses as well as at Corporate Headquarters where he headed the Human Resources Function from 1996 to 2015. He also served on the Corporate Management Committee of ITC for over 18 years from 1997 to 2015. He was responsible for overall superintendence of Social Sector initiatives under the CSR Agenda of ITC and mentored the Mission Sunehra Kal team in crafting enduring sustainability solutions in rural India.
Nayak was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by XLRI in 2008 and by the Old Boys' Association of St. Joseph's School, Bengaluru, in 2005. He was also awarded the NHRDN President's Award. He is quite respected in the HR field and his insights are sought after in the fraternity.
Nayak is currently an Independent Director of International Travel House Limited and is an Advisor at 'Mentor Together,' a not-for-profit organisation. He is also a Trustee of 'Samraksha', a not-for-profit organisation working in the area of HIV / AIDS.