|Name||Dr. Deepak Parikh|
|Position||Region President & CEO - USA and Canada|
Dr. Deepak Parikh is Chief Executive Officer of both Clariant Corporation USA and Clariant Canada Inc. Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Switzerland. Its North America headquarters are in Charlotte, N.C.
Dr. Parikh, a U.S. citizen, most recently served as vice chairman and managing director of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited of public listed compnay along with Presiding over Clariant’s Middle East and Africa region.
Prior to joining Clariant, Dr. Parikh was engaged with Dow Chemical, DuPont and also with private equity firms. For more than two decades, Dr. Parikh has worked with DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company in the USA and Asia where he held various global and regional leadership roles in R&D, business development, mergers and acquisitions and commerical executive roles. Among those roles, Parikh was regional president for India Region for Dow Chemical and regional president for Asia Region during his tenure at DuPont.
A dynamic strategist and transforming global leader, Dr. Parikh has more than 25 years of experience in driving change management, creating new platforms, mergers and acquisitions, divesture, Executive global managemnt and delivering business growth in the diversified industries.
Parikh studied chemical engineering at Bombay University (UICT) and earned a Ph.D. in engineering from University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from University of Utah, where he worked on development of the first artificial heart. He holds 45 U.S. patents.