Vadiraj Kulkarni took over as the Divisional Chief Executive of Paperboards and Specialty Papers Business with effect from 25th September, 2020. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer of the business since November 2016.
A Chemical Engineer from Regional College of Engineering, Warangal (now known as NIT), he joined the erstwhile ITC Agrotech Ltd in 1996. He moved to India Tobacco Division in 2001 and handled assignments in engineering and operations. Later he took over as Branch Manager of the Munger factory and then the Bengaluru factory. He became General Manager, Operations, Tobacco Division in 2013 and was responsible for manufacturing, skill development and technical talent management. In November 2015, he moved to Paperboards and Specialty Paper Business as Executive Vice President responsible for Manufacturing, Projects and Business Excellence.