“I am proud to join the ACC’s Board of Directors and appreciate this opportunity to align further with our industry colleagues in the United States,” said Deepak Parikh, Clariant’s Region president of North America. “I look forward to working with the ACC leadership to ensure the chemical industry continues building its reputation and achieving sustainable success in the U.S.”
The American Chemistry Council 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 our nation and our world 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.
Parikh joined Clariant’s North American region as Region president and chief executive officer of both Clariant Corporation and Clariant Canada Inc. in July 2017. Parikh, a U.S. citizen, most recently served as Clariant’s Region president for India, Midde East Africa as well as vice chairman and managing director of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited. During the previous two decades, he worked with Dow Chemical and DuPont in the USA and Asia where he held various global and regional leadership roles in research and development, commercial and business development functions.