Shilip Kumar Named Business Director for Dow Advanced Materials Division in India

Mumbai - January 12, 2010

Shilip Kumar has been named business director, Dow Advanced Materials division for the Indian sub-continent. In his new role, Shilip will also retain oversight as business manager, Dow Coatings Materials and Adhesives & Functional Polymers.

"As a key element of the company's growth in India, the Dow Advanced Materials division will benefit from Shilip's strong breadth of expertise and in-depth understanding of the Advanced Materials portfolio, as well as of compliance and policy - both inside and outside of Dow," said Harish Badami, president and managing director, Dow India.

Shilip has more than 20 years of work experience in the industry of which the last 12 have been with Rohm and Haas India Private Limited. Prior to joining Rohm and Haas, Shilip worked with Asian Paints Limited as commercial manager for their chemicals division. He started his role at Rohm and Haas as sales development manager for the specialty polymers business of the company and has performed sales, marketing and business development roles in several businesses including consumer and industrial specialties, adhesives & sealants, plastics additives, performance chemicals & coatings. Prior to Dow's acquisition of Rohm and Haas, Shilip was country manager for Rohm and Haas India, and business manager for the paints & coating materials and packaging & building materials businesses for the Indian sub-continent. Shilip is a mechanical engineer and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With more than 1000 employees in 11 locations across the country, Dow India provides products and solutions for important segments of the Indian industry including building and construction, plastics and packaging, water and health, food and pharma, automotive, electronics, and renewable energy.  Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is providing water purification technology to supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at

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