14 January 2009 17:34 [Source: ICIS news]
Gupta’s colleagues on the board of trustees include, among others: Hans Wijers, CEO of AkzoNobel; Josef Ackermann, head of Deutsche Bank; Nandan Nilekani, co-chairman of Infosys Technologies; Richard Clark, CEO of Merck & Co; and Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa.
Gupta, who became CEO and chairman of Rohm and Haas in 1999, also serves on a number of other boards, including the American Chemistry Council, Tyco, Vanguard Group and Hewlett-Packard.
Specialty chemicals producer Rohm and Haas is due to become part of Dow Chemical in an $18.5bn (€14.1) merger.
The New York-based Conference Board is described as a global independent membership organisation that publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and brings together senior executives from around the world.
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