As per the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the company the shareholders of a company elect Directors for managing the affairs of the company. a company, being artificial judicial person created by law can only act through the agency of natural persons. So only living persons can be Directors of a company. the Board of Directors is entrusted with the management of a company. Based on the requirements of the shareholders of the business Appointment of Directors can be made from time to time.

A digital signature certificate (DSC) and director identification number (DIN) are required for a person proposed to be appointed as a director. Any person who is above the age of 18 can obtain DIN without any restriction on nationality or residency status of the applicant. So Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians and Foreign Nationals can be appointed as Director of a company in India.