Mumbai, May 28, 2015 – WACKER, the Munich based chemical group, recently appointed Anand Gopaladesikan as new Managing Director of its subsidiary Wacker Chemie India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. He succeeds Raman Trikala who was appointed Key Account Manager of WACKER’s US based subsidiary Wacker Chemical Corporation in Adrian, Michigan, earlier this year. In his new role, Anand Gopaladesikan will be spearheading the overall growth and profitability of WACKER’s polymers business within the region.
Anand Gopaladesikan has 20 years of experience in sales, business development, supply chain, production and general management. He has held leading positions with chemical multinationals in India & abroad. His last assignment was with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for one of the critical projects in their Performance Chemicals SBU.
Expressing his delight on the appointment, Anand Gopaladesikan said: “I am extremely happy to be joining Wacker Chemie India. India is one of the key markets for WACKER, with an immense growth potential across all products and industries. I am excited to continue WACKER’s journey to success in India.’’ Anand Gopaladesikan who is a mechanical engineer and a management graduate of Mumbai based S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research also underlined his personal commitment to the company. “I see WACKER as a strong organization powered by people with a strong and determined spirit. The opportunity to further develop WACKER’s business in the region is extremely exciting to me.”