CIG Appoints New Member to its Advisory Council

August 1, 2020
SINGAPORE, 13 AUGUST 2020 — In an increasingly uncertain and complex world, governments face limitations in solving problems in silo. Tapping on talent and resources from businesses and community is important for society to jointly overcome obstacles and crises. Principled, ethical and effective partnerships between the public and private sectors are crucial in supporting nation-building, and many governments are keen to learn how to work effectively with the private sector to create jobs, investments and national wealth.

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) has appointed Mr Arvind Uppal, Chairman of Whirlpool India, as member of its Advisory Council on 13 August 2020.

Arvind has more than 31 years of experience in the private sector and an established track record of revitalising businesses in the consumer industry across many countries. He served as President Asia-Pacific and Managing Director for Whirlpool Corporation India Ltd for 12 years. Arvind fundamentally refined Whirlpool’s businesses, brand and product positions in India and other markets.

Prior to his stint at Whirlpool, Arvind had an 18-year illustrious career in Nestlé in India, Switzerland, China and Southeast Asia. He worked closely on the Maggi brand and was responsible for its launch and success across these countries.

Arvind is recognised by the industry as an astute strategist and a strong leader. He is currently serving as a member of various public-listed boards such as Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd and Akzo Nobel India. Arvind is also an industry advisor to Advent International, and a mentor to various startups.
"I believe my experience in problem-solving with a private sector mindset will provide a fresh outlook to CIG’s work. I trust that I will be able to guide both CIG and their government partners on their perspective and understanding of the needs, mindset and realities of investors and businesses. I look forward to supporting CIG and governments in forging strong and meaningful partnerships between the public and private sectors”
Mr Arvind Uppal
Chairman, Whirlpool India
CIG’s Executive Director, Mr Wu Wei Neng welcomed Mr Arvind Uppal to the Advisory Council. He said:
"As the Chandler Institute of Governance continues to grow our support to governments, it is important for us to cultivate an equally strong public and private sector perspective. A nuanced perspective to public sector performance, and its implications for businesses and citizens will strengthen our support for governments. I believe Arvind’s proven private sector experience, leadership and networks across developed and developing markets will be beneficial to CIG. I am pleased to be working with him and seeking his guidance.”
Mr Wu Wei Neng
Executive Director, Chandler Institute of Governance
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About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

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