D. Samudra is Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India Pvt. Ltd (earlier known as Uhde India Private Limited), the largest subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions – Process Technologies, a Business Unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG.
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG is a Business Area of ThyssenKrupp AG of Germany, a diversified technology and materials Fortune 500 Company and one of the largest conglomerates in Europe.
A Chemical Engineer (B.Tech with Honours) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Mumbai) 1973 batch, he joined the ThyssenKrupp Group in 1981, after working with Larsen & Toubro for 8 years.
While with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions – Process Technologies / Uhde India, Samudra had been responsible for the acquisition of several EPC-LSTK / EPCM projects in the field of Petrochemicals, Polymers, Fertilizers, Oil Refining, Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, in India and abroad. Mr. Samudra has brought in several contracts for his Organization for projects based on the Technology and License from several international reputed Chemical Companies, which have been successfully implemented. Noteworthy among them are Plants for production of Fertilizers such as Ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Hydrogen; Petrochemicals covering Linear Alkyl Benzene i.e. LAB, Styrene Monomer, Propylene Oxide and Glycol, Monoethylene Glycol i.e. MAG, Epichlorohydrine, VCM etc. In the Polymer field, several projects for production of Polyethylene covering HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE; Polypropylene, Polystyrene, PVC, SBR apart from Bulk Chemicals like Caustic Soda, Chlorine, Alumina and the Refinery Units based on International Technologies.
He had been the Chairman of various leading industry associations such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai Regional Centre (IIChe Mumbai Chapter) from 2006-08, and the Process Plant & Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) from 2003-05.
During his career, he has received several awards, notable amongst which have been the Hans Uhde Award (Group Award) for excellence in Chemicals Project Sales, and the Business Leader of the Year – Engineering Services from the Chemtech Foundation in the year 2010, to name a few.
He is actively involved with the Rotary Club and was Past President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Mahim in 2009-10 and presently Assistant Governor of Rotary District 3141 (Mumbai Region). He has been involved in several CSR projects for upliftment of financially weaker sections of Society.
His wife Sandhya is a Science Graduate. She is Teacher by Profession and presently President of Rotary Club of Mumbai Mahim for the year 2018-2019. They have two children.