Mr. Uday Khanna is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Khanna is the Chairman of Bata India Limited. Mr. Khanna was the Managing Director & CEO of Lafarge India from July 2005 to July 2011 and subsequently the Non-Executive Chairman till 24th September, 2014.
Mr. Khanna joined the Lafarge Group in Paris on June 1, 2003 as Senior Vice President for Group Strategy, after a long experience of almost 30 years with Hindustan Lever Limited / Unilever in a variety of financial, commercial and general management roles both nationally and internationally. Mr. Khanna’s last position before joining Lafarge, was Senior Vice President Finance, Unilever - Asia, based in Singapore. Mr. Khanna has earlier been on the Board of Hindustan Lever Limited (Hindustan Unilever Limited) as Director - Exports.
Mr. Khanna has also worked as Vice Chairman of Lever Brothers in Nigeria and General Auditor for Unilever-North America based in the USA. Mr. Khanna was the President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2008 and 2009 and is currently President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and on the Managing Committee of the Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr. Khanna was appointed to the Board on May 21, 2012.