Huntsman Corporation has appointed Rahul Tikoo as managing director of both the corporation’s business in the Indian subcontinent and its polyurethanes division in India, effective from 1 July 2020.
In his dual role, Rahul is responsible for driving corporate growth strategy and accelerating polyurethanes division business in India. He reports to Rohit Aggarwal, president of Huntsman’s Textile Effects division, for the Huntsman India corporate business and Steen Weien Hansen, vice president of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes – Europe, Africa, Middle East and India, for the Polyurethanes business.
Huntsman’s presence in the Indian subcontinent encompasses the textile effects, advanced materials and polyurethanes divisions, two manufacturing sites, corporate shared services and a major research and development facility serving the region.
Polyurethanes division business in India
Rohit Aggarwal said, “We are pleased to welcome Rahul to Huntsman and are confident that his business acumen and diverse industry experience will lead Huntsman to our next phase of growth.”
Steen Weien Hansen added, “The Indian subcontinent is a very important emerging market for our Polyurethanes business. Our customers respect innovation. Under Rahul’s leadership, we will strengthen our innovation and customer-centric approach.”
Rahul joins Huntsman from BYK, where he was managing director of its South Asia region. Before BYK, he held various roles with Agfa and AkzoNobel. Rahul earned an engineering degree from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in business management from JBIMS, Mumbai.
The US-headquartered, Huntsman Corporation is a publicly-traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2019 revenues of approximately US $ 7 billion (approximately Rs 52,000 crore). Its chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. The company operates over 70 manufacturing, R & D, and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employs approximately 9,000 associates within its four distinct business divisions.