New Delhi, India: Sanjiv Puri, once a Managing Director for ITC has been appointed as the new Chairman, following the death of Chairman Yogesh Chander Deveshwar.

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The ITC Group on Monday announced the promotion of Managing Director Sanjiv Puri as the new chairman of the company.

Puri’s elevation comes following the news of noted industry leader and erstwhile ITC chairman Y.C. Deveshwar.

Deveshwar passed away on Saturday morning after a suffering from an illness for a brief period.

In 2017, Deveshwar stepped down from the executive role in 2017 but remained as a chairman in a non-executive capacity.

“The board of directors of the company at the meeting held today appointed Sanjiv Puri, managing director, also as the chairman of the company with effect from May 13, 2019. Consequently, Puri’s new designation is chairman and managing director of the company,” ITC said in a regulatory filing.

ITC had split the role of the executive chairman between the chairman and the chief executive officer in 2017 as part of succession planning in the company.

Deveshwar had played the role of mentor to the executive management led by Sanjiv Puri.

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