SCI is securing a foothold in South East Asia with the official launch of SCI India at the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai on 27th November 2007.
Followed by detailed research India was identified as one of the leading chemical markets worldwide, with overwhelming support and enthusiasm towards SCIs Market entry. With its India headquarters based in Mumbai SCI India will offer its membership the opportunity to share information between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, materials, chemicals, environmental science and safety on a global platform.
Earlier this year SCI formed its India Board of Trustees comprising of high profile scientists and business leaders including Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, President of the Global Research Alliance and Former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Professor Manmohan M Sharma, Emeritus Professor of Eminence, Mumbai University, Institute of Chemical Technology, Dr. S Sivaram, Director of the National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. A V Ramarao, Director of the Avra Lab. & Former Director of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Mr. Rajju Shroff, Chairman & Managing Director of United Phosphorus Limited, Dr. Ian Cliffe, Director-Head, Medicinal Chemistry, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Mr. Raj Kapur, Regional Manager South Asia, Managing Director India, Dow Corning India Pvt. Ltd, Mr . Pradip Dave, Chairman & Managing Director of Aimco Pesticides Limited & President-Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India and Mr. D P Misra, Director General of the Indian Chemical Council.
SCIs market entry into India has been timed to meet the Indian Chemical Industrys rapid expansion of production and innovation and SCI-India is well placed to provide the much needed link between scientific discovery, application and business. We have been very encouraged by the engagement we have secured with Indian science and industry alike.
SCI are also proud to present Dr. Rajendra Pachauri a recent Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work on global warming with the SCI Environment Award for significant contribution to improvement in environmental understanding, protection and performance. This Award will be received by Dr. Pachauris representative during the SCI India launch.
|Contact: Aparna Deshpande|
Society of Chemical Industry