Raj S Kapur joined the Board of Akzo Nobel India in March 2014.
Based in Gurgaon, Raj is the owner of Country Strategy Business Consultants and in his professional capacity, he advises companies on their geographic expansion and market development strategies. He has an in-depth technical and business knowledge of the chemicals industry and more specifically, performance coatings and specialty chemicals.
He started his career as a chemical process engineer and then, over time, moved to finance and business roles. His career spans almost 40 years of which around 35 years were spent at Dow Corning in various parts of the world before he returned to India to start that organization in the country.
Born in September 1950, Raj is a Chemical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance & Marketing from the Central Michigan University, USA. He also holds a Masters in Polymer Engineering from Case Western University, USA.
Raj is passionate about helping international companies build their business in India and then leveraging the Indian capabilities to strengthen their Global position. He enjoys playing tennis, squash, bridge and travelling.