Aditya Birla subsidiary Grasim Industries has appointed K.K Maheswari as managing director.

Grasim produces viscose staple fibre, cement, chemicals and textiles. Maheswari has led the group's global chemicals and trading business, and as a director of Aditya Birla Novo. He moved to Grasi in April 2010 as head of the group's pulp and fibre business.

"Over the years, Mr. Maheshwari has made stellar contributions to the Group in the leadership roles across businesses that he has led. While I am pleased to announce this elevation, the move to appoint a Managing Director for Grasim will help give a greater focus to the company. Given Mr. Maheshwari's expertise and experience, I am sure, Grasim will achieve even higher growth and further enhance stakeholder value," said Grasim chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla