Dow India announces appointment of Chandrakant Nayak as new Country President

Mumbai, July 08, 2020 - Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd (Dow India) today announced the appointment of Chandrakant Nayak as the company’s new Country President, effective from September 1, 2020. He will oversee the next phase of expansion and growth of the leading material sciences company.

Chandrakant NayakHe will uptake this additional responsibility along with his current role as Commercial Director – Polyurethanes for India and India Sub-Continent.

Mr. Nayak has been with the company for over 25 years and has held several key leadership positions across multiple business units and regions. Closely associated with the rapid growth in India, he has played a key role in establishing Dow India’s business partnerships across major industries including packaging, telecom, automotive, and consumer markets through local business models and innovative product solutions. 

Nayak joined Dow in 1995 in Mumbai as Business Manager for the Polyethylene business and has had extensive experience in key growth economies in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Passionate about community initiatives, he was instrumental in the development and launch of the company’s signature CSR program – the Polyurethanes Jaipur Foot Project – which has received international acclaim. He is also deeply invested in the organization’s inclusion and diversity initiatives and an avid advocate of improving representation of minority groups in society. 

Nayak is a gold medallist in bachelor’s degree in Polymers Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai University and holds a master’s degree in Marketing Management from the same university.

About the company:
Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) aims to be the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive customer-centric materials science company. The company is committed to delivering the right solutions to its customers’ challenges every day. With broadest technology sets spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics Dow India delivers differentiated science-based products and solutions in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. 

With approximately 1000 employees, its operations are spread over 7 locations in the country, including three manufacturing plants, three established Centers of Excellence, and one headquarter office. As a responsible corporate, the company supports its Corporate Social Responsibility (program) with technology expertise and employee volunteerism. Dow India works with non-profit partners towards the empowerment of differently-abled, women, and children in communities where it operates. 

The company aims to redefine the societal blueprint, by supporting holistic sustainability and circular economy initiatives.

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Ajay Nair

Pragati Tiwari