Yogesh Chander Deveshwar (4 February 1947 – 11 May 2019) was an Indian businessman.
He was the longest serving chairman of ITC Limited (1996-2017). He was succeeded by Sanjiv Puri. He was also director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India, a member of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance, and a member of the governing body of the National Council of Applied Economic Research.
Mr. Deveshwar was an alumnus of IIT Delhi and Harvard Business School. He joined ITC in 1968. Between 1991 and 1994, he was invited by the government to serve as the chairman and managing director of Air India.
Contribution to ITC
Under his leadership, ITC became India’s foremost FMCG company, the country’s largest paperboards and packaging company and enabler in farmer-empowerment, through its wide-ranging agri-business. It also has the second largest hotel chain in India.