Monnanda Appaiah has over two decades of experience in the manufacturing space. He started his career with the Canadian multinational, Alcan in Montreal and worked in various functions ranging from product development, production planning, business development, and sales & marketing across the country. In the year 2000, Appaiah joined the Aditya Birla Group based in Mumbai and was responsible for the Alumina chemicals export business of Hindalco. In this role he was in charge of the business operations to 35 countries. Monnanda Appaiah assumed the role of Managing Director, of Wienerberger, India in July 2010. He is a BE from NIT, Surthakal and completed Executive Management Program from Montreal, Canada.