Deepak Parikh, Clariant's Region President of North America, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Parikh was approved to serve on the board of directors during the ACC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs.
Deepak Parikh said: “I am proud to join the ACC’s board of directors and appreciate this opportunity to align further with our industry colleagues in the US. I look forward to working with the ACC leadership to ensure the chemical industry continues building its reputation and achieving sustainable success in the US.”
The ACC represents the diverse set of companies that make up the $768 billion enterprise that is the chemistry business in North America. The council is committed to working on solving some of the biggest challenges facing the industry by advocating for public policies that support the creation of groundbreaking products to improve lives, protect our environment and enhance the economic vitality of communities.
Clariant is a global leader in speciality chemicals, with more than 50 sites, more than 2,400 employees and a turnover of around $1.25 billion across the US and Canada. By 2021, the company expects that North America will be its second-largest global market due to a cross-business growth strategy.
Parikh joined Clariant’s North American region as Region President and CEO of both Clariant Corporation and Clariant Canada in July 2017. Parikh most recently served as Clariant’s Region President for India, Midde East Africa as well as Vice Chairman and MD of Clariant Chemicals (India).
During the previous two decades, he worked with Dow Chemical and DuPont in the US and Asia where he held various global and regional leadership roles in research and development, commercial and business development functions.