Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor
Avantor™ Performance Materials
New Mountain Capital, LLC
Raj L. Gupta is the executive chairman of Avantor™ Performance Materials, a chemistries and materials manufacturer, and a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm.
Previously, Gupta served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas, an international producer of specialty materials. He joined Rohm and Haas in 1971 as a financial analyst and held positions including business manager for Ion Exchange Resins, business director for the global Plastics Additives business, and director for the Pacific region. In 1996, Gupta was given responsibility for the company’s Electronic Chemicals business group. In 1998, he was elected to the board of directors, becoming chairman and CEO the next year.
Gupta holds a bachelor of science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from Drexel University.
Gupta is a past chairman of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section. He is a member of the boards of Tyco, The Vanguard Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Delphi Automotive.