Chief Manufacturing Officer
Sanjeev Sood is the Chief Manufacturing Officer, Asia, and is based at Bangkok, Thailand. In this role, Mr. Sood provides leadership for Birla Carbon’s Manufacturing function in the region, which includes the plants across South Korea, China, Thailand and India. In addition, the Manufacturing Technology, Quality and Supply Chain functions will also be reporting to him.
Mr. Sood is a Director on the Boards of Birla Carbon (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd. and Birla Carbon India Pvt. Ltd. He is also a Director for Aditya Birla Chemicals in Thailand and the Country Head (Group Affairs) for the Aditya Birla Group in Thailand, besides holding other Board positions.
Mr. Sood joined the carbon black business in 2006 as the Unit Head and Country Manager for China. He subsequently took over the leadership position in 2009 as the President and Director of the Board at Birla Carbon Thailand Public Co. Ltd. He was COO overseas during 2010 and 2011 and then became Regional President for the Far East and South East Asia region in 2012. In 2019, he took over the responsibility as Regional President of South Asia, until his current role in July 2020.
Mr. Sood has over 38 years of experience in the tire and carbon black industry across companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Continental tire and in countries having operations in countries such as India, China, Egypt, Brazil, Korea, Thailand, etc.
Mr. Sood is a Mechanical Engineer by basic qualification. His academic profile includes advanced programs in International Economics and Finance from the University of Tennessee, the Manufacturing Strategy & Technology program from Penn State University, and an Advanced Leadership Program from the University of Virginia.