Ajay Durrani is currently the Managing Director for Covestro India Private Limited (Formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience Pvt. Ltd). He has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry with a focus on achieving continuous and improved business performance of Indian sub-continent of Covestro, a leading high technology leading polymer manufacturing company with multiple sites within India.
Ajay is passionate about Innovation and its role in sustainabiily and participates in various forums to promote its cause in CII, ICC, FICCI & AEEE.
Ajay initiated several projects for sustainability of planet and profit to society with people in collaboration with Government of India and State Governments which include efficient management of agricultural waste, developing agricultural produce storage, building houses for underprivileged.
Ajay joined Bayer in October 1997 as Regional Sales Manager to oversee the sales of speciality chemicals , coatings, polyurethanes, pigments and organic chemicals in Northern India. He then took over as Marketing Head for the Elastomers Division for the Indian Subcontinent in January 2001. During this phase of his career, Mr. Durrani successfully supervised the completion of the Polyurethanes Systems House building which is a major breakthrough in the business of Bayer MaterialScience in India.
Beginning 2005, Ajay took over as Country Head & General Manager for the Polyurethane Business Unit and BaySystems within the Indian Subcontinent and then relocated to Hong Kong as a Regional Marketing Director – Automotive, for the AsiaPacific region in April 2009.
Ajay took over his current responsibility of Managing Director in March 2014 and ensured successful carve-out of Covestro as a legal entity from the parent company, Bayer MaterialScience and positioned it as a recognized brand within India.
Ajay has done Bacherlor of Science and Masters in Business Administration from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and has specialized in Marketing Management. Besides his educational qualifications, he has attended professional training from Boston School of Business in Switzerland, INSEAD Singapore.
On family front , Ajay is married to Sunita and has one son and one daughter. His son is pursuing Law and daughter is in secondary school.Singing and running are high interest activities.