Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd (Dow India) has appointed Chandrakant Nayak as the company’s new country president, effective from 1 September. He will oversee the next phase of expansion and growth of the company.
He will uptake this additional responsibility along with his current role as commercial director – polyurethanes for India and India Sub-Continent. Nayak has been with the company for over 25 years and has held several key leadership positions across multiple business units and regions.
He has helped in establishing Dow India’s business partnerships across major industries including packaging, telecom, automotive, and consumer markets through local business models and innovative product solutions.
Nayak joined Dow in 1995 in Mumbai as business manager for the polyethylene business and has had extensive experience in key growth economies in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He was instrumental in the development and launch of the company’s signature CSR program – the Polyurethanes Jaipur Foot Project.
Nayak is a gold medallist in bachelor’s degree in Polymers Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai University and holds a master’s degree in Marketing Management from the same university.