Yogesh Chander Deveshwar

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Yogi Deveshwar
Residence Kolkata, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater IIT Delhi
Occupation Chairman of ITC Limited

Yogesh Chander Deveshwar is an Indian businessman. He serves as the Chairman of ITC Limited.


Yogesh Chander Deveshwar was born on 4 February 1947 in Lahore, British India.[1] He received his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1968. Y C Deveshwar joined ITC Limited in 1968. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of the Company in 1984 and became the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board in 1996.[2]

Deveshwar is due to step down as head of ITC in 2010.[3] There has been some speculation in the media about Deveshwar’s successor. In March 2010, Kurush N Grant was appointed to the ITC Board. In January 2011, two new Executive Directors, Nakul Anand and P V Dhobale were inducted to the Board. [2] Elevated from their earlier responsibilities as Chief Executives of ITC’s core business divisions of FMCG, Hotels and Paper, they are homegrown managers [3] and signal the next generation of leadership in the organization. [4][5][6]


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  2. ^ Gupta, Indrajit & Surendar, T (2010) "Remaking Indian Tobacco Co.", Forbes.com, 30 June 2010, retrieved 2011-07-31
  3. ^ Ghosal, Sutanuka (2011) "Inhouse talent preferred for ITC heir: Yogi Deveshwar", The Economic Times, 16 June 2011, retrieved 2011-07-31

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