Jayanth Bhuvaraghan

Jayanth Bhuvaraghan is a Post Graduate in Materials Science and an Alumni of INSEAD Fontainebleau Advanced Management Program.  He has over 37 years of diverse experience running various businesses of which over 20 years have been in the Opthalmics Optics Industry.

Chief Mission Officer of Essilor International, Jayanth is a member of Essilor International’s Management Committee. Reporting to the Chairman, Jayanth is responsible for deploying the Essilor mission of “Improving Lives by Improving Sight” around the world by bringing good vision to everyone in a sustainably responsible way. He has a particular focus on the 2.5 Billion people who do not have access to good vision today, 90% of whom live in developing countries. His responsibilities also include oversight of the Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Communication functions of the Group.

Jayanth joined Essilor in 1998, where he was responsible for successfully launching and developing operations in India. In 2007 he was appointed President South Asia, ASEAN, Emerging Brands, Lab Operations & IT for the AMERA region, based out of Essilor’s regional HQ in Singapore. He served as a member Essilor International’s Executive Committee from January 2010 and is the Chairman of the Essilor Social Impact Fund dedicated to creating sustainable social impact through vision care.

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