Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, announces the appointment of Rohit Markan as Managing Director for India, effective 1 September 2018. He succeeds Marc Dilly, who will be moving to a new role inside the Group.
Roquette has developed a growing presence in India since 2006. As one of the largest producers of food ingredients and pharma excipients in India, Roquette works with more than 2,000 local customers, who are supported by three manufacturing facilities in Pantnagar, Gokak and Viramgam.
The company also counts on a Customer Technical Services (CTS) center, based in Mumbaï, which has been establishing close collaborations and supporting the Group’s customers thanks to a broad expertise in a comprehensive range of application segments that include Food and Specialized Nutrition.
Rohit Markan’s appointment is a strong affirmation of Roquette’s commitment towards its talent development plans and its growth ambitions in India.
Markan joined Roquette in 2016 and has an extensive business experience, ranging from marketing to sales to finance, strategy and business development. Prior to joining Roquette, he worked for Dow Corning for close to 14 years in various roles that ranged from country, to regional and global responsibilities.
Markan holds a bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a major in Production and an MBA in Marketing. He also completed executive programs at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Northwestern University – Kellog School of Management.
This decision is in line with the Group’s strategy to be closer to its customers locally and meet India’s and Asia’s strong and growing demand for tailored nutrition products.
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