Timex appoints Bijou Kurien as a Director on the Board of the company

Timex Group India Limited has appointed Bijou Kurien as a Director on the Board of the company. Over the last 29 years, Mr. Kurien has been associated with high profile corporates like Hindustan Unilver, Titan Industries and is currently with Reliance Retail.

With vast experience in the consumer products industry in India, he has worked in various capacities in retailing, sales and distribution, marketing, manufacturing, supply-chain functions of fast moving consumer goods & consumer durables. He has also led organizations and represented industry bodies at various national and international forums.

After an initial stint of 6 years in HUL, Mr. Kurien joined Titan industries in 1987. He was instrumental in the Timex-Titan collaboration in 1992 which marked the beginning of Timex's journey in India. Post that, he joined Reliance Industries in 2006 as President and Chief Executive of their newly created Retail division and headed the Lifestyle vertical in this retail initiative. His decision to join the Board of Timex Group marks his comeback to the Watch industry.

Expressing his delight over Mr Kurien's induction, Mr. Kapil Kapoor, Chairman of Board of Directors Timex Group said, "We are delighted to welcome Mr Bijou Kurien on the Board of Timex. I am confident that his vast experience and unique insights into the watch industry and retail environment in India would be an invaluable asset to Timex especially at a juncture when the company is eyeing ambitious growth."

Commenting on his latest move, Mr. Bijou Kurien said "Timex has been synonymous with innovation and has over the years gained in stature to become a leading watch brand with an exciting array of products that appeal to a wide cross section of Indian consumers. I am excited to join the Board and I look forward to an interesting journey with the group which I feel for personally, having launched the brand in India many years ago."

Timex Group India is a public listed Company with listing on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. The company is governed by the Board of Directors comprising 7 directors which apart from Mr. Bijou Kurien, the newest addition, include:

-- Kapil Kapoor, Chairman, Board of Directors, Timex Group

-- Pradeep Mukherjee, a career HR professional who has been associated with Citigroup in various positions across the globe

-- Frank Sherer, Timex Nominee on the Board

-- V D Wadhwa, Managing Director


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