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Up The Ladder | August 2015

Rohit Aggarwal heads Huntsman India

Huntsman International (India) Pvt Ltd, a 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 retiring from the position of Vice President and Managing Director. Aggarwal will rejoin Huntsman after two years with Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V where he was CEO for the Asian region. Aggarwal will continue Stilliard´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, Indian Subcontinent, said, ´I would first like to thank Steve Stilliard for his valuable contribution throughout his stint at Huntsman India. He has displayed commendable leadership and keen sense of business insights in India, which has positioned us for growth in India.´

´Aggarwal´s appointment recognises 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. Aggarwal´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´, Hulme added.

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 honoured to be given the opportunity to further strengthen our market position.´

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. A native of India, Aggarwal worked out of Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland before moving to Singapore with his family in 2009. His track record includes companies like Monsanto and UCB.

Aggarwal´s experience in Huntsman from 2003 to 2012 augments a deep understanding of Huntsman´s business and culture.

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