Raj Gupta is the current chairman of both Chairman of Aptiv PLC and Avantor Inc, and the former chairman, CEO, and president of Rohm and Haas, a manufacturer of speciality chemicals for end use markets such as building and construction, electronic devices, packaging, household and personal care products. In 1971 Gupta joined Rohm and Haas as a financial analyst. Working his way up in the company, Gupta was elected to the board of directors and named vice chairman in January 1999 and later became chairman and chief executive officer in October 1999. He assumed the additional title of president in early 2005. He left Rohm & Haas after its $15.3 billion acquisition by Dow in 2009.
In April 2005 the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce named Gupta as one of the top 10 most influential Asian Americans in business. Raj has also served as the chairman for the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, an M.S. degree in Operations Research from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. Raj lives with his wife Kamal Varshney, and they have two accomplished daughters, Amita Gupta and Vanita Gupta.