Hunt Voice Issue 70

Hunt Partners appoints Nitin Kamat as the Head Commercials- Specialties at Roquette:

Roquette is a global leader in plant-based specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical recipients. Founded in 1933 in Lestrem, France, the Group operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.2 billion Euros and currently employs more than 8,300 people. An innovation driven company, Roquette has 20 production sites and is located on four continents, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. In India, Roquette is the largest starch manufacturer. Roquette’s manufacturing operations comprises of 3 plants in Gokak (Karnataka), Pantnagar (Uttrakhand) and Viramgam (Gujarat). The Company has 5 marketing offices in the country. Today, it is a Euro 225 Million (INR 17000 Million) company employing 3300 people including contract workers in India. Roquette India produces about 35 starch derivatives and has over 500 customers spread across Food, Pharma and Industrial applications. The Company also exports to Africa, Middle East and other neighbouring countries from India.

Nitin Kamat is an experienced director sale with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals industry for over 23 years. He is a Strong sale professional skilled in Account Management, Business Development, Business Strategy, P&L Management, and Market Analysis. Prior to joining Roquette as the Head of Commercial for their Specialties business, Nitin had a long tenure at Dow Corning and Dow Chemical Company. He was the Sales Director Industrial Solutions, prior to which he was the South Asia Sales Manager for the Construction and Industrial Markets. He has also held positions like Sales Manager (India, ASEAN, Korea), Country Trader – XIAMETER and National Sales Manager for Elastomer Industry. Earlier, Nitin worked in 3M as a National Sales Manager for the Electrical Division. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from NIT Karnataka and a Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS.

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