Ashland Inc. has a new addition to its executive team with the appointment of Omar Irani as the vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and portfolio management. Effective from July 22, 2024, Irani will report directly to Guillermo Novo, the chair and chief executive officer of Ashland. Irani boasts considerable experience in business leadership, including strengths in strategy development, profit improvement, and commercial excellence. His expertise spans organization design, product management, demand management, and customer service. Irani has also demonstrated competence in regulatory negotiations, lobbying, and crisis management. His previous roles include leadership positions at SI Group, National Refrigerants, Honeywell, and ILC Dover, focused on rubber additives, life sciences, and industrial chemicals markets. Irani holds both an MBA in Finance and a BA in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University.

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