Huntsman Corporation has named Harshad Naik as Managing Director, India Subcontinent, effective September 2016. He succeeds Rohit Aggarwal who was appointed President of Textile Effects Division in July this year. In his new role, Naik will lead the cross divisional collaboration required to deliver growth, build external partnerships and asset investments. He will represent Huntsman in engaging with government organisations and other key stakeholders in the region.
This new responsibility is in addition to his current role as Director, Polyurethanes, India Subcontinent.
Aggarwal says “We are pleased to welcome Harshad as the new MD. 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, Naik said “I humbly accept my new role; it’s a great responsibility. I look forward to achieving the organisational goals with the support of our talented teams.”
He further added, “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 organisation. We will strengthen 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.”