The 1st ICIS Indian Surfactants Conference :: Speakers The 1st ICIS Indian Surfactants Conference :: Speakers


Procurement Director
Environmental Toxicologist
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
Gail Bragin has worked for ExxonMobil for 30 years, providing environmental science advice to affiliates worldwide. Gail holds a B.S. in marine science and M.S. in biology, and her primary assignment is currently to support ExxonMobil Chemical’s Oxo business. Gail provides product hazard and risk evaluations, technical input on environmental fate and toxicity issues, and has developed innovative approaches to environmental risk assessment of chemicals. She has extensive laboratory ex...more
Managing Partner
Neil Burns is managing partner of Neil A Burns LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on the surfactant and oleochemicals industries. He is also CEO of P2 Science, Inc. a renewable chemicals company. He holds a BSc. in Chemistry from the University of York, UK and an MBA from the Wharton School."
Vice President R&D
Ashim Dutta is a Vice President of Research and Development at India Glycols Limited, Noida. He holds a doctorate in Physical Chemistry with specialization in Colloidal and Interface Sciences and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Japan, USA & Canada. He has worked as a senior scientist and product development manager for Unilever in their Home and Personal Care Category and later with agrochemical majors United Phosphorous Limited and Indofil as their General Manager and Globa...more
Head of South Asia Markets
Malini has over 20 years of experience in tracking and analyzing the global petrochemicals industry.   Based in Mumbai, Malini is engaged in business development for ICIS services in South Asia.   She is also responsible for content development of the training business at ICIS and delivering petrochemical courses.   Malini has written extensively about developments in chemicals industry with a special focus on Asia and the Middle East. She has intervi...more
S. Hari graduated in Chemical Engineering from UDCT, Mumbai (currently referred as ICT) a globally acclaimed institute for Chemical Engineering and Technology. During his career of around 35 years he has had the opportunity of handling  oleochemicals, surfactants, anionic, cationic and non-ionic, catering to diverse industries like home, personal care, leather, textiles, plastics to name a few.  He started his career with P&G, followed by  Castrol, Aegis, Drachem, SM Zsc...more
Charu Kapoor is the Principal for Chemicals at TATA Strategic Management Group, the largest Indian owned management consulting firm in South Asia.   Charu has 14 years of global professional experience. He has been with TATA Strategic since 2012. Prior to TATA Strategic, he has worked with TRW Inc. in USA for 5 years and thereafter as an Executive Director with Auchtel Products Ltd. (Formerly Henkel Chemicals India Ltd.) for 8 years.   Charu has full business cycl...more
General Manager – Purchase
Jerard Anbu Kumar, is the General Manager  - Purchase at Cavinkare Private Limited, India. Cavinkare is one of the leading FMCG companies in India with presence in various consumer product categories such as Personal care, Foods, Dairy products , Beverages and Professional care saloon products. In his current role, he is heading the procurement of Chemicals, surfactants , cosmetic ingredients, perfumes, Packaging materials and agricultural commodities for the entire group. He ...more
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. K.Natarajan is the Director and Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and is a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He completed the Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard Business School in May 2016. Since joining Galaxy in April 1993, he has headed diverse functions in Galaxy including Finance, IT, Business Creation, Business Commercial, Global Sourcing and Su...more
VP - New Product Development, Quality Assurance and Control
Dr. Shankar currently heads the Quality and NPD functions of Home and Personal Care team at Patanjali Ayurved Limited. He is responsible for Basic R & D of Home Care segment, including Laundry and House Hold Care and associated New Product Development, Consumer in-sights and Quality Assurance and Control. He operates seamlessly across categories to ensure that the Company continues to leverage scale and create and identify white space for products based on diverse consumer needs. He le...more
GM PC Marketing
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
Shri Sujit K Sinha, is a Mechanical Engineer from BIT, Mesra and has done his MBA from University of Ljubljana(1998), Slovenia in Strategy for Infrastructure building at Indian Parts by IOC.    He is steering company’s Petrochemicals business in Aromatics and Chemical marketing vertical on All India basis for couple of years , besides , he is an Oil Industry veteran and possess over 3 decades of rich experience in Marketing , Operations and Logistics verticals of th...more
Founder Director
Mr. Sanjay Trivedi has a degree in Chemical Technology (IIT-K) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business & Finance Management. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of Engineering, Surfactants, Oleo chemicals and Specialties.   Chairman of Trivedi Groupe (TG) which has its HQ in Mumbai, India and a Regional office in Singapore.   Founder Director of Indian Home & Personal Care Industry Association (IHPCIA), a member of International Network of Clea...more
Vice President, Visionary Science (Chemicals, Materials & Foods) Practice
Frost & Sullivan
The Chemicals Materials & Food Practice in Frost & Sullivan India, provides research and consulting services in specialty chemicals, plastics, food, life sciences, coatings, paints, adhesives and similar markets.  Mamta Wadhwa manages the above group and is responsible for research as well as client interaction. Her experience in Frost & Sullivan includes in-depth research and analysis in fine and specialty chemicals, performance materials, agrochemicals, food additive...more
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