Meet the President
Rajeev A. Vaidya is president – DuPont South Asia & ASEAN and chairman of the board of E. I. DuPont India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont in Wilmington, Del.
Prior to his current role, he was located in Shanghai as managing director – Asia, for DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts; prior to that in Singapore as managing director - Asia for DuPont Titanium Technologies.
Dr. Vaidya joined DuPont in 1985 as a research scientist with the DuPont™ Butacite® business in Parkersburg, W.Va. In a career spanning 26 years at DuPont, his responsibilities have been divided between technology and commercial marketing and business leadership roles. He has worked in the United States, China and Singapore, in four different business units and the DuPont’s Central Research organization. He was named president of DuPont South Asia in December 2011. In January 2013, in addition to his current responsibilities, he assumed responsibility for DuPont ASEAN.
Dr. Vaidya graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as a chemical engineer. From 1980 to 1981, he trained as a management intern in Hindustan Lever, the Indian subsidiary of Unilever PLC. In 1981, he moved to the United States to pursue his postgraduate studies in polymer science and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985. In 2003, he completed the Executive Development Course at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Vaidya was the founding president of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Investment Clubs in the United States and has taught courses in equities analysis with that organization.