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Huntsman announces new Vice President and Managing Director for India subcontinent

Newly appointed Rohit Aggarwal will be succeeding Steve Stilliard, who will be retiring from the position of Vice President and Managing Director.

1st July 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mumbai

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

Rohit Aggarwal will be succeeding Steve Stilliard, who will be returning to Singapore. Mr Aggarwal will rejoin Huntsman after two years with Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V, where he was Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Region.

“I am pleased to be a part of Huntsman once again, to shoulder cross divisional responsibilities and challenges. India as a market has been familiar and exciting for me and Huntsman has scaled itself to much greater heights. I am excited to lead the next phase of development across our business units in India and truly honored to be given the opportunity to further strengthen our market position,” said Rohit Aggarwal.

Growth strategy

Mr Aggarwal will continue Steve’s leadership in helping grow the business, drive strategic partnerships and third party investment in India and the subcontinent.

“I would first like to thank Steve Stilliard for his valuable contribution throughout his stint at Huntsman India. He has displayed commendable leadership and keen sense of business insights in India which has positioned us for growth in India,” commented Paul Hulme, Huntsman Senior Corporate Officer, India subcontinent.

“Rohit’s appointment recognizes our focus in accelerating our growth in a market that is exciting and filled with opportunities. He brings over 20 years of experience in the Chemical Industry, having led businesses across multiple chemical specialties, including additives, coatings, advanced materials and textiles. Rohit’s experience in Huntsman from 2003 to 2012 augments a deep understanding of Huntsman’s business and culture and will augur strategic growth in India.”

Rohit Aggarwal

Rohit Aggarwal started as Strategic Marketing Director in the Advanced Materials Division of Huntsman before moving to Textile Effects, where he progressed from Vice President and business unit Head to Vice President Strategic Marketing and Planning.

Mr Aggarwal holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MS University, and an MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. A native of India, Aggarwal worked out of Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland before moving to Singapore in 2009.


Huntsman Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. The company’s chemical products are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.

Huntsman Textile Effects is the leading provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries. With operations in more than 90 countries and seven primary manufacturing facilities in six countries (China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand), Huntsman Textile Effects provides expert technical service to its customers.

The company is using cutting edge technology to develop solutions and create innovative products with intelligent effects, such as built-in freshness, sun protection or state-of-the-art dyes which reduce water and energy consumption.

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