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Lubrizol Announces Nitin Mengi as Vice President, Lubrizol Additives IMEA

April 3, 2024

Nitin’s appointment advances the company’s talented leadership throughout the region and reinforces its focus on growth in India.

Cleveland, Ohio – April 3rd, 2024 – As part of its growth commitment in India, the Middle East and Africa (IMEA), Lubrizol is pleased to announce that Nitin Mengi will join the company as Vice President, Lubrizol Additives IMEA, as well as Chairman & Managing Director, Lubrizol India. This appointment reinforces the organization’s commitment to growth in India and continued success with Lubrizol customers, suppliers and key stakeholders.

Nitin MengiIn this role, Nitin will support customers serving the IMEA region with local-for-local innovation, talent and supply to advance the region’s transportation and industrial markets and propel customer success. He will collaborate with Bhavana Bindra, who recently joined the team as VP, Lubrizol IMEA, to advance our strategy in the region.

“Lubrizol has continued to advance its priorities throughout IMEA, and adding to our regional leadership team will help accelerate opportunities for Lubrizol and our partners,” said Flavio Kliger, SVP, President, Lubrizol Additives. “We are committed to growth in IMEA and supporting our customers with sustainable solutions that advance mobility, improve well-being and enhance modern life.”

Nitin has spent his entire career with BP, most recently serving as executive director of Castrol Singapore Private Limited and managing director of PT Castrol Indonesia. He brings more than 20 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams in the gas and oils industry in several regions, including Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology - Pune, with a focus in petroleum and petrochemicals. He also received an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad, India.

Lubrizol continues to bolster its IMEA operations and capabilities, augmenting the company’s current capacity, commercial and technical capabilities. This includes a $150 Million investment in India to promote growth, most notably the construction of a new, state-of-the-art CPVC resin plant in Vilayat, India, which will be the world’s largest CPVC resin plant when operational in 2025 and a Global Capacity Center (GCC) in Pune, India, a strategic investment to support Lubrizol innovation in the region.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has more than 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

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