Azelis America announced that Ranjini Murthy, Ph.D., is joining the company as senior vice president of Commercial and Digital Excellence. In her new role, Murthy will be responsible for leading the digital strategy and commercial excellence programs for Azelis Americas. She will report to U.S. Managing Director, Vuk Milojkovic.

“We are very excited for Dr. Murthy to join our leadership team,” said Milojkovic. “Her expertise and industry experience makes her an excellent choice to lead our commercial excellence and digital strategy. Digitalization is one of Azelis’ strategic pillars for growth. We sit at the forefront of digital transformation in the industry with our introduction of e-Labs, iChat, and customer portals that connect our principals and customers directly with our commercial and technical teams. Dr. Murthy will take these customer focused programs to the next level while delivering continuous improvement in our sales excellence and commercial effectiveness programs which are key drivers to our growth strategy.”

Murthy has over 15 years of chemical industry experience. She began her career as a patent engineer at a law firm supporting chemical and oilfield clients. Murthy transitioned into the chemical industry working in different technical and commercial roles at Henkel Corp., Air Products, Wacker, and Stepan Co. During her time at Wacker, she was responsible for global strategy and business development driving growth in new markets. In her most recent role at Stepan, Murthy worked as the business director for the CASE, Gypsum, and Industrial Solutions (lubricants, insulation, firefighting foams, etc.) businesses with P&L responsibility, driving sustainable growth in existing markets and strategically expanding into new markets. Murthy has a PhD. in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University.

“I look forward to applying all my experience in business and sales management, strategy, and market intelligence in the chemical industry to drive growth via digital strategy and commercial excellence for Azelis Americas,” said Murthy.

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