Position on the Board: Board Member
Company: Aditya Birla Group
Krishna Khaitan is Vice President and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of AV Group NB Inc. Krishna Khaitan has 25 years of global experience working in different manufacturing and service industries. Prior to joining AV Group in 2006, Krishna worked in India and South East Asia assuming increasingly responsible roles which have extended well beyond finance and accounting including the heads of business operations. With an Honors Degree in Commerce, Krishna continued with his education to become a Chartered Accountant. He got his MBA in 2013.
Krishna is part of the senior management team of AV Group which owns two dissolving grade pulp mills in New Brunswick. The Group acquired the first mill in Atholville in 1998 and second mill at Nackawic in 2005 and converted them from out of business pulp paper mills into economically sustainable dissolving grade rayon pulp. Rayon pulp is exported to make viscose fiber. AV Group employs 650 employees. AV Group was recognized with NB export award 2015 and Atlantic Canada Best Employer 2016 and 2017.
Krishna moved to Fredericton in 2006 with his wife and is happy to be raising their two children in the community. In the past, he volunteered as a Board member for Indian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. Krishna’s engagement with local community is by various activities of Mactaquac Country Chamber of Commerce, Indo Canadian Association, Forest NB, Canada Forest Product Association Tax Committee etc. Krishna is a Board Member of Fredericton Art Alliance and serving in the Chamber’s Provincial Government Affairs Committee.