Ajit has more than 35 years of experience in the petroleum refining and petrochemicals business, technology development and management. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and MBA from Cornell University. His experience includes technical and managerial assignments in research, engineering, licensing, business, manufacturing units and corporate planning. He has worked in upstream, downstream (refining, petrochemicals, polyester, lubes) and renewable energy sectors.
Ajit has strong management and technical background in processes and catalyst development, chemical reaction engineering, optimization technologies, computer integrated manufacturing and intellectual asset management. He has published more than 100 technical papers, one book and has more than 45 U.S. patents to his credit.