MOSCOW (MRC) -- Huntsman Corporation has named Harshad Naik as Managing Director, India Subcontinent, with effect from September 2016, said Thehindubusinessline.
He succeeds Rohit Aggarwal who was appointed President of Textile Effects Division in July this year.
In his new role, Harshad will lead the cross divisional collaboration required to deliver growth, build external partnerships and asset investments. He will represent Huntsman in engaging with government organizations and other key stakeholders in the region. This new responsibility is in addition to his current role as Director, Polyurethanes business, India Subcontinent.
Rohit Aggarwal says, "We are pleased to welcome Harshad as the new Managing Director. The company is well positioned to tap on the growth opportunities in India and the experience that Harshad brings will add significant value to the overall performance of the company. We are confident that his strong business acumen and deep industry knowledge will lead Huntsman to its next growth phase. We wish him success for his new role".
Commenting on his appointment, Harshad said “I humbly accept my new role; it’s a great responsibility. I look forward to achieving the organizational goals with the support of our talented teams. India is currently the fastest growing large economy due to favorable demographics. We will leverage on the current growth trends and market potential. We will integrate and execute strategic plans for differentiated growth. Customer’s centricity is the core to all activities and will continue to be the foremost priority for every contributor in the organization. We will strengthen our market position and drive efficiency for overall excellence across verticals. I am confident that through our commitment and efforts we will achieve higher growth and contribute significantly to Huntsman’s global performance."
As MRC informed earlier, Huntsman Corporation (The Woodlands, Texas) will include textile effects and the balance of its pigments and additives segment in the spinoff of its titanium dioxide (TiO2) business.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over USD11 billion. Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. The company's operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.