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Aloke Lohia is the Group CEO of Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL). He has lived in Thailand for over 20 years, during which time he has built IVL into the world’s leading global polyester value chain company. IVL operates in the chemical intermediates sector and is the world’s largest manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), largely used in food and drinks packaging, with 55 plants and over 14,000 employees spread across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Following its listing, the company was named to the FTSE SET Large Cap index for Thailand and the MSCI for Thailand. The company’s revenue is $7.5 billion.

Mr. Lohia has been named one of the ICIS Top 40 Power Players in the chemical industry and has earned IVL a place in the Forbes Fab 50 twice. The Boston Consulting Group hailed IVL as one of its Global Challengers in 2011.

Mr. Lohia was educated at Delhi University and holds an honorary doctorate from Rajamangala Institute of Technology Krungthep in Thailand. He is married to Suchitra, who runs the packaging arm of IVL, and has three children.