Mr.Adnan Ahmad was appointed Vice – Chairman & Managing Director of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited on June 1, 2017. He is also the Region President for Clariant in India.
He is a Chemical Engineer with 34 years of industry experience in leading companies such as BP and ICI, before joining Clariant.
Adnan started his career at ICI India as a Management Trainee, after completing his Masters in Chemical Engineering from Queens University, Canada. In a career spanning 19 years with ICI he worked in their explosives, specialty chemicals and paints businesses in a variety of manufacturing, supply chain and business roles across India. In 2004 he moved to BP Plc, initially in Mumbai as Executive Director on the Board of Castrol India Limited (a BP subsidiary in India). In 2008 he moved overseas to Singapore as Regional Supply Chain Director Asia Pacific and in 2010 he relocated to the UK as Regional Supply Chain Director for Europe & Africa.
Adnan brings with him a strong track record of business leadership and performance delivery in complex global organisations. He was awarded the Helios Award for Human Energy by Lord Brown, the erstwhile Chairman of BP plc, for leading transformational change in Road Safety for Castrol India. He received a National Energy Conservation award from the former Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2004. He was also selected for the British Commonwealth’s Chevening Scholarship for Leadership in 1996.