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Neelanjan Banerjee

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, LANXESS India Private Limited

Curriculum Vitae

Born on March 2, 1973, Neelanjan Banerjee has a  degree in engineering. Banerjee was appointed as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of LANXESS India Private Limited in September, 2018. He was also elevated as Region Head for India Region and reports directly into the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. He has been a Director of LANXESS India Private Limited  snice 2009 and Executive Director since January, 2011.

Banerjee is a member of the LANXESS Global Leadership team that includes Heads of the Business Units, Heads of Global Group Functions and Region Heads in addition to all members of the Management Board. Important operational topics and group-wide projects are discussed here before they are decided by the Board of Management.

Banerjee is also part of several Trade Bodies and Industry Associations. He is the Vice Chair of the National Chemicals & Petrochemicals Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He continues to be on the Executive Committee of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), the Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) among others.

He is currently also responsible for the operations of the Business Unit Flavors & Fragrances (F&F) in India. In this role, he has the overall P&L responsibility of the Business Unit F&F’s operations in India that include the manufacturing facility at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh. 

Under his leadership, LANXESS India has shown impressive growth and won several prestigious awards like the ICC awards for Excellence in Management of Health & Safety, Best Nicer Globe Company for Distribution Safety and Best Responsible Care Committed Company, FICCI award for Sustainability in Excellence for Safety in Chemicals and CII award for Water Management Company of the Year among many others. He also led the organization towards its first Great Place to Work Certification™.

Banerjee is also a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee of LANXESS India and plays an active role in all CSR projects undertaken by the organization across the country.

In September 2006 , Banerjee joined LANXESS as the head of the business unit Basic Chemicals (BAC) and Saltigo in India. In 2007, he was given the additional responsibility of looking after the sales of the business unit BAC in the Middle East region.

Backed by an overall experience of more than two decades in the areas of operations, sales and marketing, business development and strategy  his credentials have been strengthened from his work experience at multinational companies like INDAL (then part of the global aluminium giant ALCAN) and ICI.

He has attended several Management Development Programs of LANXESS in the US and Germany. In the year 2014, Banerjee  was awarded as one of India's top 40 business leaders under the age of 40, in a study conducted by The Economic Times and Spencer Stuart.

Banerjee enjoys travelling, reading and listening to music in leisure. He is married and has a daughter.

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