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Krish Raju is results focused, people oriented and well rounded Leader with a demonstrated track record of delivering sustainable performance improvements including higher growth and profitability compared to competitors in petrochemical industry. His 31 years of diverse experience includes leadership positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Research Development (R D), Business Management, Health and Safety. He has served on the board of Amoco Mitsui PTA Joint Venture in Indonesia (AMI) as its President Director. Currently Krish, is the Managing Partner in his consulting business, which he helped start. Krish has a strong technical foundation, having graduated with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering. This was further enhanced with several Executive education courses in Human Resource Management, Quality Management (Philip Crosby), Safety Leadership (DuPont, JMJ), Innovation Management (Wharton), Project and Engineering Management (MIT). Krish started his career in process engineering, contributing to the development of process technology for a liquid crystal polymer in a semi-works facility, scaling it to a first commercial plant and leading the successful commissioning of the largest facility. Led the fine tuning of plant process conditions to enhance performance of the polymer during Customer processing and in ultimate use. Krish held various leadership roles in manufacturing and led one of the largest Acrylonitrile and its co-products manufacturing complex in the world. He successfully simplified commercial concepts of value capture to all manufacturing personnel and influenced their culture while motivating all stakeholders to own and deliver on commitments. Krish has effectively improved the safety and reliability performance by integrating learning’s into existing management systems and enhanced them via continual improvement. He led the global process to identify and adopt the best operations practices across 21 PTA plants. Krish’s leadership of Research and Development for a Polymer business has led to significant number of new products and process innovations which allowed timely achievement of business strategy and providing new options to the business. He introduced the benchmarking concepts into R D to drive continual improvement and established systematic technology management and product development process to help prioritize activities, meet business commitments and maximize the value to businesses. The highlight of Krish’s career was in leading the Global Polypropylene business for Amoco, AMI’s PTA business JV in Indonesia when the country was experiencing the highest turmoil and the Business Development and Commercial aspects of US Pipelines and Logistics. Krish’s leadership was quite visible in ensuring appropriate strategy for the business, use of short and longer term challenging targets for delivery, ensuring availability of required skills, supporting and guiding the teams in execution and delivery while recognizing individuals and teams for exceptional performance. All these businesses have enjoyed higher performance versus their competition during and after Krish’s departure from their leadership role. Most satisfying roles for Krish were in the leadership of Safety and Health for BP’s Global Aromatics Acetyls business and for the entire BP Refining and Marketing segment due to his ability to influence senior leadership of these businesses to modify their behaviors and in supporting line management in execution of the appropriate practices and policies to prevent injuries and major incidents. He was the leading contributor to the development of BP’s US wide HSSE Compliance management system. During his career Krish built relationships with other leaders, partners and developed high performing teams by fostering an environment where creativity, innovation and collaboration with constructive differences are the norms, to improve safety operations risk management, reduce cycle time, delight customers, decrease costs and maximize cash flow. He was tireless in driving change, resolving difficult and cumbersome business challenges with creativity and transparency.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Plans / Startup Assistance
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services