Huntsman Corporation has appointed Rahul Tikoo as the managing director of both the Huntsman’s business in the Indian Subcontinent and its Polyurethanes division in India, effective July 1.
In his dual role, Tikoo will be responsible for driving corporate growth strategy and accelerating Polyurethanes division business in India. He will report to Rohit Aggarwal, president of Huntsman’s Textile Effects division, for the Huntsman India corporate business and to Steen Weien Hansen, Vice President, Huntsman’s Polyurethanes – Europe, Africa, Middle East and India, for the Polyurethanes business.
Huntsman’s presence in the Indian Subcontinent encompasses the Textile Effects, Advanced Materials and Polyurethanes divisions, two manufacturing sites, corporate shared services and a major research and development facility serving the region.
Aggarwal said, “We are pleased to welcome Tikoo to Huntsman and are confident that his business acumen and diverse industry experience will lead Huntsman to our next phase of growth.”
Hansen added, “The Indian subcontinent is a very important emerging market for our Polyurethanes business. Our customers respect innovation. Under Agarwal’s leadership, we will strengthen ourinnovation and customer-centric approach.”
Tikoo joins Huntsman from BYK, where he wasmanaging director of its South Asia region. Prior to BYK, he held various roles with Agfa and AkzoNobel. Rahul earned an engineering degree from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in business management from JBIMS, Mumbai.