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Huntsman appoints Rohit Aggarwal as India boss
Jul '15
Rohit Aggarwal
Rohit Aggarwal
Huntsman International (India) Pvt Ltd, a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, has appointed Rohit Aggarwal as the vice president and managing director of Huntsman India subcontinent with effect from July 1, 2015. Aggarwal will be succeeding Steve Stilliard who will be returning to Singapore. Aggarwal will rejoin Huntsman after two years with Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V where he was CEO for the Asia region, the company said in a press statement.

Aggarwal will continue Steve’s leadership in helping grow the business, drive strategic partnerships and third party investment in India and the subcontinent. Speaking on the appointment, Paul Hulme, Huntsman senior corporate officer, India Subcontinent said, “Rohit’s appointment recognizes our focus in accelerating our growth in a market that is exciting and filled with opportunities. He brings over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, having led businesses across multiple chemical specialties, including additives, coatings, advanced materials and textiles. Rohit’s experience in Huntsman from 2003 to 2012 augments a deep understanding of Huntsman’s business and culture and will augur strategic growth in India.”

Commenting on his appointment, Aggarwal said, “I am pleased to be a part of Huntsman once again, to shoulder cross divisional responsibilities and challenges. India as a market has been familiar and exciting for me and Huntsman has scaled itself to much greater heights. I am excited to lead the next phase of development across our business units in India and truly honored to be given the opportunity to further strengthen our market position.”

Rohit Aggarwal started as strategic marketing director in the advanced materials division of Huntsman before moving to Textile Effects where he progressed from vice president and business unit head to vice president strategic marketing and planning. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from MS University, and an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.

Aggarwal worked in Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland before moving to Singapore with his family in 2009. His has also worked with Monsanto and UCB. (SH)

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