Ashish K. Kulkarni, Ph.D., became Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Avantor in 2016.
Dr. Kulkarni has extensive experience serving as Chief Technology Officer for other large global companies. Prior to joining Avantor, Dr. Kulkarni acted as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Celanese Corporation, from 2012 to 2016, and Vice President of Research and Development for the Advanced Engineering Materials and Emulsions business units, from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Kulkarni also previously acted as Vice President of Global Engineering, Building Systems and Services divisions of United Technologies Corporation, from 2007 to 2010. In addition, Dr. Kulkarni served in various leadership roles with American Standard and General Electric Company in his career.
Dr. Kukarni holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Osmania University, India, as well as master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.