BUILDING SUCCESS BY DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

| January 16, 2019

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As Pradeep Karhade, Director of TANATEX India, prepares to retire, he looks back over his career and explains why doing things differently has proved such a successful strategy. Pradeep Karhade has spent his entire career in the chemicals industry. He joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals India in 1986 and moved from there to mastermind the launch of a new venture. This became TANATEX Chemicals India in 2007. Since then, he has built a thriving operation with a strong team and reputation for premium products. Establishing brand equity in India A strong reputation was at the heart of Pradeep’s launch strategy

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