Mr. Ajay Durrani

Ajay Durrani is currently the Managing Director–Indian SubContinent for Covestro India Private Limited (Formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience Pvt. Ltd). He has over 23 years of experience in the chemical industry with a focus on achieving continuous and improved business performance.
Mr. Durrani joined Bayer in October 1997 as Regional Sales Manager to oversee the sales of speciality chemicals , coatings, polyurethanes, pigments and organic chemicals in Northern India. He then took over as Marketing Head for the Elastomers Division for the Indian Subcontinent in January 2001. During this phase of his career, Mr. Durrani successfully supervised the completion of the Polyurethanes Systems House building which is a major breakthrough in the business of Bayer MaterialScience in India.
Beginning 2005, Mr. Durrani took over as Country Head & General Manager for the Polyurethane Business Unit and BaySystems within the Indian Subcontinent. He was responsible for driving strategic growth and product visibility.
Mr. Durrani then relocated to Hong Kong as a Regional Marketing Director – Automotive, for the Asia-Pacific region in April 2009. His responsibilities included overseeing six country market leads cutting across units and functions, developing a vision for the region, providing strategic direction and building a strong leadership team.
In August 2011, Mr. Durrani took over as Head – Commercial Operations (Polyurethanes) for the Indian Subcontinent of Bayer MaterialScience. He was responsible for the overall business growth through strategic planning, management support and team development.
Mr. Durrani took over his current responsibility of Managing Director in March 2014.
Prior to Bayer, Mr. Durrani did assignments with Bush Boake Allen / IFF New Delhi, as Area Sales Manager for the Flavour, Fragrance and Aroma Chemicals business
Mr. Durrani has done his Masters in Business Administration from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and has specialized in Marketing Management. He also did his Bachelors in Science from the same university. Besides his educational qualifications, he has attended professional training from Boston School of Business in Switzerland, INSEAD Singapore and Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
Mr. Durrani lives in Noida and is married with two children.