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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 has been appointed as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of LANXESS India Private Limited. He has been Senior Executive Director of LANXESS India Private Limited and Senior Vice President of the business unit Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII) since January 2011.

Banerjee is also the regional head for the India region and is a member of the LANXESS Global Operations Committee (OpCom). This committee includes Heads of the business units and some group functions including Regional 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.

He is currently also responsible for the operations of the business unit Advanced Industrial Intermediates in India which is the largest among the 10 business units of LANXESS in India. In this role, he has the overall P&L responsibility of the business unit AII’s operations in India that include the manufacturing facility at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh for the business line Benz Products and Inorganic Acids and the production site at Jhagadia, Gujarat for the Business Line Anti-Oxidants and Accelerators and overall sales for the BU AII for the Region India.

Under his leadership, the BU AII in India has grown by an impressive more than twelve  times in the past twelve years and the Nagda site has gone on to win several awards. The site received  the IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2010 & 2011, Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2011, Indian Chemical Council (ICC ) Water Resource Management Award and the award for Excellence in Management of Health, Safety and Environment from Indian Chemical Council (ICC) as an appreciation towards meeting the highest HSEQ standards.

Banerjee is a member of the global management team of the business unit AII and is a standing attendee of all global management meetings in Germany.

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 Banerjee has been a Director of LANXESS India Private Limited since September 2009.

Backed by an overall experience of nearly two decades in the area 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 Management Development Programs of LANXESS in the US in 2008 and Germany in 2009. 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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