MEGlobal and Equipolymers gets new head
Dubai, January 5, 2010
Dubai-based MEGlobal and Equipolymers, a leader in the manufacture and marketing of merchant monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol,. has appointed Dow India chief Ramesh Ramachandran as it new head.
MEGlobal and Equipolymers is a joint venture between Dow Chemical Company and Kuwait-based Petrochemical Industries Company.
Ramachandran will replace Henry Roth, who has been named president for Dow Chemical Middle East, said a company statement..
Ramachandran has been named to the simultaneous roles of president and CEO at MEGlobal and Equipolymers. He will relocate from Mumbai to the MEGlobal headquarters in Dubai and will report to the MEGlobal Board and Equipolymers Boards of Directors, the statement added.
A chemical engineer by training, Ramachandran earned his Doctorate in surface and colloid chemistry from Columbia University, New York and has several publications and patents to his credit, the statement said.
He spent his entire career in the chemical industry, initially as an analytical chemist before moving into the commercial side of the business holding product and marketing manager roles for a wide variety of business units.
Ramachandran joined Dow in 2001, as business director in the performance chemicals division for the acrolein derivatives, divynyl benzene, ENB and specialty ketones businesses.
He then moved to Houston in 2003 to take over responsibility as business director for Dow’s hydrocarbons division in the US. Ramachandran relocated to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, in 2004 assuming the role of president of Dow Chemical Canada and continuing his role as business director of Dow Hydrocarbons.
As president, he was also a member of the board of directors of Petromont, a joint venture between Dow Chemical Canada and the Quebec Investment Group.
During his tenure in Canada, Ramachandran was presented with the Alberta Centenary Citizen award in 2005 for contributions to the petrochemical industry in Alberta.
Ramachandran returned to the US in 2006 to Dow’s headquarters in Midland, MI to take the role of senior director of global strategic planning and business analysis. He was appointed to his role in India in October 2007, the statement added.-TradeArabia News Service