Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has appointed Mukund Vasudevan as vice president and general manager, Ecolab India, effective 1 June, 2015. Vasudevan is responsible to drive operational excellence and the overall growth of Ecolab’s businesses (Ecolab, Nalco and Nalco Champion) in India. He assumes the position previously held by Vishal Sharma, who was named senior vice president and head of the Ecolab’s Middle East and Africa region.
Vasudevan joins Ecolab from Pentair Valves & Controls, where he most recently served as the Vice President, and was instrumental in growing Pentair business for Middle East and India. He also served on the board of directors of Infinite Water Solutions, a joint venture between Pentair and Eureka Forbes.
For more than two decades, Vasudevan has held increasingly complex and impactful business focused positions in the water and oil and gas industries. He began his career as an engineer at Schlumberger Wireline and Testing and spent six years as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company, where he launched several global and local initiatives to drive business growth for various customers.
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2014 sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com. Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab.