Clariant announces Adnan Ahmad as the new Regional President in India

  • Adnan Ahmad is the Region President for Clariant in India
  • Deepak Parikh elevated as Region President for Clariant in North America

Mumbai, June 1, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the appointment of Adnan Ahmad as Region President, India. He succeeds Deepak Parikh who been instrumental in implementing and leading Clariant’s growth strategy in India for the past 4 years. Deepak Parikh will now serve as as the Region President for Clariant in North America as well as chief executive officer of both Clariant Corporation and Clariant Canada Inc.

Effective June 1, 2017, Adnan Ahmad assumes the role of Region President for Clariant in India and also the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited. Adnan, an Indian citizen, has over 32 years of industry experience across sectors and continents. He began his career with ICI where he worked in a variety of manufacturing, supply chain and business roles across India. Adnan joins Clariant from BP where he held various global and leadership roles with demonstrated success in transformational leadership and regional supply chain management. He worked in the UK, with responsibility for Europe and Africa and in Singapore with responsibility for Asia and Pacific regions. He also served on the Board of Castrol India Limited.

Adnan holds a masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Queens University, Canada. He received a National Energy Conservation award from the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2004. He has also been conferred with the Helios Award for Human Energy by Lord Browne, the erstwhile Chief Executive of BP plc, for leading transformational change in Road Safety for Castrol India.

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Notes for editors

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Clariant in India, headquartered in Mumbai, operates in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings, including businesses like Pigments (Coatings, Printing and Plastics and Special Applications), Additives, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Mining Services and Masterbatches, thus delivering solutions for the industry and the society. The 900-plus employee strength generated sales of INR 10.08 billion (in 2014). In 2014, Clariant invested in a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center in Mumbai, with an aim to co-create tailormade solutions with customers for the industry.

Clariant is committed to Responsible Care® and several external sustainability initiatives such as the Global Product Strategy and the United Nations Global Compact. Clariant is one of the top European chemical companies being part of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

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