Mr Bharath Sesha, president, DSM India
Q:Please tell us about the major areas of operation for DSM in India?
DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials that creates value for its customers by providing effective and efficient solutions to the world's great challenges. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously.
DSM in India is headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana and currently employs 900 + employees across nine locations in India including JVs. The company operates in the areas of Nutrition (DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties); Pharmaceuticals (DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals and DPx Holdings B.V. joint ventures), Performance Materials (DSM Resins & Functional Materials, DSM Engineering Plastics, and DSM Dyneema), Polymer Intermediates (DSM Fibre Intermediates) and an India Innovation Center
DSM is the only company in the world that offers both yeast and enzyme solutions to accelerate the conversion of cellulosic (non-edible) biomass into biofuels.
Q:Is the pharma business in India really doing well? What are the bottlenecks and opportunities?