Adnan is a chemical industry specialist with over 35 years of experience. He began his career with industrial explosives in Imperial Chemical Industries, moved on to BP Castrol and was on the board of Castrol India Limited. After a global career in Singapore, Europe, Africa and London, Adnan returned to India as the MD and Vice Chairman of Clariant Chemicals India Limited, based in Mumbai. He has since retired to Delhi and continues to be a champion of the chemical industry,
He has been an active participant in CSR activities of companies he worked with, especially Clariant and BP. His focus has been on the education of underprivileged children. He recollects one of the graduates trained through the CSR program being recruited by the company, she was subsequently seconded to the company’s European operations where she eventually married a German colleague. Big changes can come from small beginnings!