I received my BChem from ICT Mumbai, PhD in Chemical engineering from U. of Delaware, and MBA from Cornell University.
I have more than 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining/ petrochemicals business, technology development/ deployment and general management. I'm also actively engaged with various start ups in renewable energy, biotechnology and synthetic biology space.
My experience includes technical and managerial assignments in research, engineering, licensing, business, manufacturing units and corporate planning. I worked in the US with ExxonMobil for 28 years in various capacities, before returning to India to join Relaince industries and has been working for the past 13 years. Although my work currently is in Mumbai, I frequently travel to the US, as my home base is in Tampa, Fl.
I have published more than 100 technical papers, one book and has more than 50 U.S. patents to my credit.
In my spare time I support my wife, who is quite active in education and women empowerement, especially for poor communities in India.