NEW YORK – Private equity firm Warburg Pincus announced the appointment of Tesh Gor as an Executive-in-Residence in its industrials and business services group. In this role, Gor will work with Warburg Pincus to identify and evaluate investment opportunities related to specialty chemicals across end markets and applications.

Gor most recently served as Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Lubrizol Corp., a specialty chemicals company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Gor joined Noveon Inc. in 2002, which was acquired by Lubrizol in 2004, and subsequently held a variety of strategic, commercial and general management positions at Lubrizol. In particular, he led multiple global business units at the company while helping to drive several strategic initiatives. Gor started his career with Hille and Muller GmbH, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Hoogovens.

"Tesh has a proven track record along with strong operating and strategic perspectives. We look forward to partnering with him to identify compelling investment opportunities, including engineered products, technical services and other innovative business models," said Zach Lazar, Principal, Warburg Pincus. "We welcome Tesh's insights and experience to the IBS team as we continue to execute our investment thesis related to specialty chemicals," added Dan Zamlong, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus.

"Partnering with Warburg Pincus, with its world-class investing record and unmatched global network, is exciting. Warburg Pincus' focus on growth and its deep experience with high-quality, differentiated businesses aligns well with opportunities related to specialty chemicals, advanced materials and associated sectors. I look forward to leveraging my global experience and sector knowledge to pursue new and innovative investments," said Gor.

Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $58 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm's active portfolio of more than 190 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.