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Expert in Specialty Chemicals,Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, Composites,Synthetic Resins, Engineering Plastics

Expert ID: 731247 India

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Expert has over 10 years of operational, business, strategic and executive leadership experience in this area having run DSM's pharmaceutical businesses in this area; he also led the Ant-Infectives business in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and was responsible for business operations globally. As a member of the Global Management Team at DSM he was responsible both for developing and executing strategy. He has run manufacturing plants in India, Asia and the Middle East. In his current role he is mandated to identify, develop and execute opportunities in this space on behalf of Private Equity Investors. He has a strong grasp of business in this area and is well networked in the area. He had advised international companies on their market entry strategies.

Expert has over 15 years of operational, business, strategic and executive leadership experience in the areas of Synthetic Resins, Glass Fibers, Composites, Engineering Plastics, Intermediates, Elastomers, Adhesives and Sealants, XLPE and TPR compounds, Coatings and allied areas with diverse companies such as Reichhold, Honeywell, Tatas and DSM. He has start up, business development, marketing and large company management experience in this area .In his current role he actively identifies, develops and executes investments in this area in India for Private Equity Investors. Well versed with M and A opportunities in this area, he had advised international companies on their India entry strategies. He is also knowledgeable of global markets in this space and is well networked with companies across this value chain.

Expert has over 30 years of operational, business, strategic and executive leadership experience in the chemical business with large international chemical and diversified companies such as DSM, Honeywell( AlliedSignal), Reichhold and Tatas. He has started, built, developed and managed businesses in the specialty chemicals an allied areas. While his primary work has been in India he has worked in the Asia Pacific and global markets as well. As a consequence he has both an extensive and intensive knowledge and perspective of these markets and in addition is well networked in the area. In his current role he reaches deep into the chemical markets in India, identifying developing and executing on behalf of Private Equity Investors. He is fully familiar with the tools, techniques and processes required to gather a comprehensive understanding of the market and has been an outstanding Key Account Manager in his career.

Expert has several years of operational, business, strategic and executive leadership having introduced and developed the Food Ingredients, Vitamins and the Functional Foods businesses for DSM in India. He has business development experience across the value chain, from enzymes, yeasts cultures and probiotics through vitamins, beta carotenes, omega 3, DHA to high end functional food ingredients for the nutraceutical, specialty nutrition and health foods markets. In addition he has in depth knowledge of animal nutrition markets including poultry, cattle and aqua. Further coming from work in partnership with the World Food Program and the Micronutrient Initiative he has expertise in the Fortification and Malnutrition segments of the market. Additionally he successfully created and developed a unique business model at the cattle feed segment, based on the Base of the Pyramid model developed by Dr C. K. Prahlad. In his current role, he continues to be deeply active in the area, developing opportunities for Private Equity Investors and consulting and co developing solutions in the Malnutrition area.

Consulted and Advised International Companies looking for an India Entry Strategy---Confidential Projects Consulted and Advised Indian Companies trying to enter Global Markets--Projects Confidential Consulted and Advised companies looking for diversification--Projects Confidential Expert advice provided through expert networks--confidential projects


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Madras
Year: 1984 Degree: Msc Subject: Applied Chemistry Institution: University of Madras
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Madras

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Developing and managing Private Equity investments in the specialty chemicals, advanced materials, nutrition and biofuels areas in India
Years: 2001 to 2010 Employer: DSM Title: President and CEO Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Creating, developing, managing DSM businesses in India. Country Leadership.
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: Honeywell Specialty Chemicals Title: Director-South Asia Department: Corporate Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 1997 Employer: Tatas Title: various Department: various Responsibilities: Operations, marketing, business development, technical service, general management
Years: 1980 to 1984 Employer: Reichhold Chemicals India Title: various Department: various Responsibilities: Sales and Marketing, Technical Services, Business Development

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to 2007 Country / Region: Asia Pacific, Middle East ,Africa Summary: He managed DSM's Anti Infectives businesses in this region
Years: 1997 to 2001 Country / Region: USA, Europe, Asia Pacific Summary: He was active in these areas for Honeywell/AlliedSignal

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Professional Appointments
Board Member, Chairman of the Board at various DSM Companies

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
None. However have appeared in Indian Court hearings on commercial cases.
Training / Seminars
Key Account Management
Vendor Selection
Extensive experience in developing vendors in the specialty chemicals area as I ran businesses in that and allied spaces. In addition developed the Strategic Sourcing department in India to source key raw materials for the global operations.
Marketing Experience
As a specialty chemicals professional have serviced a variety of industries which are the users of these products. This covers a vast and diverse range. As a consequence have developed a voluminous quantity of insights that covers not only the products I deliver but their end use sectors as well. A deep knowledge has been a key driving factor for sustained, large and profitable growth
Other Relevant Experience
Man A, Restructuring, Downsizing, Plant closures, reorganization, Organizational design, Organization development, Private Equity Investment, Venture Capital Investment

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fully Proficient
Hindi Fully Proficient

Fields of Expertise

active pharmaceutical ingredient, anti-infective agent, bulk drug, contract manufacturing, penicillin manufacturing, pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical marketing, market access, pharmacoeconomics, alkyd coating, alkyd resin, application, engineering plastic, fiberglass-reinforced composite, fiber-reinforced composite, fiber-reinforced plastic, gel coat, glass fiber, reinforced plastic, novolac resin, polyester, resin, synthetic fiber, synthetic resin, synthetic resin application, thermoset polyester, unsaturated polyester, chemical industry, chemical industry market research, chemical marketing, malnutrition, nutraceutical, vitamin, nutrition support, pharmaceutical operations, isophthalic acid, fine chemical marketing, probiotics, pharmaceutical manufacturer, ion-exchange resin, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical manufacturing facility auditing, fiberglass-reinforced composite fabrication, human nutrition, epoxy formulation, micronutrient, glass-filled polyester, composite material process development, emulsion polymer, dietary supplement, maleic anhydride, polyester polyol, pharmaceutical intermediate, food product nutrient enrichment, water treatment chemical, water-based coating material industrial application, petrochemical, chemical plant layout, cattle nutrition, poultry, prepreg material, adhesive material, bisphenol A polycarbonate, plastic material, polybutylene terephthalate, technology licensing, polycarbonate, nylon, acrylic resin, reinforced composite, allyl resin, crosslinked polyethylene, thermoplastic resin, poultry nutrition, polymer additive, polyethylene terephthalate, polyamide, pharmaceutical manufacturing, nutrition, industrial chemical, graphite epoxy composite, glass fiber polymer composite, engineering thermoplastic, elastomer, dairy nutrition, dairy cattle nutrition, copolyester, composite material, cellulosic resin, bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing, automotive plastic, animal nutrition

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