Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

John Davidson is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Birla Carbon. In this role, Mr. Davidson will provide leadership to the Global Sales and Marketing organization with a clear focus on improving customer experience and enabling Birla Carbon to be regarded as the leader in its industry. He joined Birla Carbon in February 2018 as President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Birla Carbon.

Mr. Davidson has a proven track record of business and people leadership in his 31 years of career experience spanning sales, marketing, procurement, operations and full business unit management. Mr. Davidson joined Birla Carbon from Lanxess, formerly of Chemtura, in their Bromine & Derivatives business.

Prior to senior management positions at Lanxess and Chemtura, Mr. Davidson spent almost 20 years at The Dow Chemical Company in specialty and commodity chemicals, both in the United States and Europe. He held various leadership roles including Global Commercial Director, Industrial Solutions Enterprise; Global Business Director, Amines and Chelants; Global Marketing Director, Polyglycols, Surfactants, Fluids and Oxygenated Solvents; and Global Asset Director, Specialty Alkoxylation assets, Polyglycols, Surfactants and Fluids.

Prior to Dow, Mr. Davidson spent seven years in various customer-facing positions in Nalco Exxon Energy Chemicals Ltd where he began his career in 1989.

Mr. Davidson holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Honors), Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.