Fiscal prudence and continuous innovation are the driving forces for sustainable growth in any industry.

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The journey of a Renaissance leader

Ashwin Muthiah – A Global Citizen

Ashwin Muthiah embodies the spirit of modern-day, borderless entrepreneurship. He serves as the Founder and Chairman of AM International. Headquartered in Singapore, it is a diversified multinational group of companies with a federated operating architecture.

Trusted by millions of customers for over three decades, today, many of the group’s businesses are market leaders with footprints across India, South East Asia and UK.

Ashwin firmly believes in building businesses that are trusted by society. Today, all the businesses demonstrate a long-term, consistent strategy aimed at delivering business growth while building ethical stakeholder relationships. A firm yet principled businessman, his belief in building businesses that compete in a fair manner based on their superior strategy, products and services is paramount to creating long-term value.

Ashwin's philosophy is best described as "sustainable growth with measured risk taking".

Public Recognitions

Consul General Ad Honorem for the Republic of Philippines in Chennai since 1993

Past Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Trustee of the Saigon Chettiars' Temple Trust in Singapore

Education

He is an alumnus of Loyola College in Chennai.

Personal Information

Lives in Singapore with his wife Valli and two daughters, Devaki and Alagu.

A travel and fitness enthusiast, he is also a connoisseur of good food. He enjoys listening to music and spending quality time with his family.

In his early days, he played league cricket and polo.

Determination with a focus

Scion of a renowned family of philanthropists and industrialists, Ashwin is a third-generation business leader who has led the group since 2001. After completing his post-graduation in management studies he gained business knowledge in the family enterprise.

The group launched India’s first motor scooter and today offers products ranging from soda ash to fertilizers to specialized medical instruments. However, Ashwin observed that the companies needed focus. He reckoned that consolidating the businesses under a single platform would help establish synergies, boost financial strength and bring accountability for promoting sustainable growth.

Ashwin recognized that re-orienting the group businesses under AM International was the strategic way forward to preserve his family’s legacy in the new millennium. Ashwin’s passion and strategic business acumen acted as the catalyst for a phenomenal transformation.

Simple living and high thinking

Ashwin's philosophy is best described as "sustainable growth with measured risk taking". In his view, fiscal prudence and continuous innovation are the driving forces for sustainable growth in any industry. Thus, consolidating different businesses under the AM International platform has created a nimble and untangled holding structure that invests with conviction to unlock value.

Today, every company in the group is focused on creating sustainable business models that are agile and can adapt, change and grow in the long-term in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Ashwin’s appointment as Consul General Ad Honorem for The Philippines in 1993 and earlier membership of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) recognizes his stature as a respected business leader.

Ashwin started a new phase of globalization, working with strategic stakeholders, acquiring assets, building a professional leadership team & introducing technology.

Tradition and technology in co-existence

Ashwin started a new phase of globalization, working with strategic stakeholders, acquiring assets, building a professional leadership team and introducing technology. This led to significant value creation and business sustainability. He helped strike the perfect balance between traditional business practices and contemporary technology-driven growth.

As the culture of innovation and reinvention gets institutionalized within each business, AM International is emerging as a beacon of progressive management alongside ethical corporate governance.

A businessman with a heart

Access to quality and affordable healthcare is one of the most critical challenges facing the world in general and India in particular.

The AM Foundation’s initiatives are focused on providing primary healthcare services. We partner with government agencies for setting up and administering primary healthcare centres in rural regions. These centres also deliver nutrition and immunisation services. Additionally, they offer referral access to secondary and tertiary healthcare, wherever required.

Under Ashwin’s leadership, the AM Foundation works with the government and global organisations to drive change in these areas. We collaborate resources, expertise and vision to innovate solutions to cater to the needs of vulnerable and remote communities.

We believe that hygiene, health and education are the building blocks of prosperous communities. Currently, our CSR efforts are focused towards enhancing the quality of lives for marginalised communities in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

The foundation believes providing sanitation solutions are stepping-stones between education, health, security and wellbeing for entire families who come from underprivileged strata of the society.

Ashwin is a trustee of the Saigon Chettiars' Temple Trust in Singapore that promotes ancient history, culture and traditions.

Embodying pragmatic thought leadership and robust corporate expansion, Ashwin has a unique management style of collaborative consensus. His deep knowledge blended with non-negotiable ethical behavior has underpinned the group’s success.

Ashwin lives in Singapore with his wife Valli and two daughters, Devaki and Alagu. He divides his time between Singapore, India, and UK for business. A travel and fitness enthusiast, he is also a connoisseur of good food. He enjoys listening to music and spending quality time with his family. An alumnus of the famous Loyola College, Chennai, he played league cricket and polo in his early days.

Ashwin has a unique management style of collaborative consensus.
His deep knowledge
blended with
non-negotiable ethical behavior has underpinned the group’s success