Rajeev Gautam

Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), a global leader in providing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions, with sales of $10.7 billion in 2018.

PMT delivers high-performance products and solutions including low-global-warming-potential refrigerants, automation and software for process industries, and process technologies for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. The business also delivers a portfolio of advanced solutions via Honeywell Connected Plant, which helps the company’s industrial customers turn data into insight that enables plants to run more efficiently and reliably.

Throughout his career, Rajeev has championed innovative solutions to create unparalleled value for customers and driven expansion into new markets. Prior to leading PMT as CEO, Rajeev served as President of Honeywell UOP, one of the leading suppliers of process technologies that have formed the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. He also served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of PMT. During the last 30 years, he held key positions within UOP, spanning research and development, engineering, and marketing, including vice president and chief technology officer of UOP. Rajeev began his career with Union Carbide in 1978 and became part of UOP through a joint venture in 1988.

Rajeev earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 


Tuesday, October 15

  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm


    Accelerating Technology Entrepreneurship in India

    India wants to increase its oil and gas production, find new sources of energy, promote energy conservation, and increase energy efficiency. Innovation and technology are at the core of meeting these desires. The “call on entrepreneurs” is to deliver innovative business models and technologies that ensure sustainable growth for the energy sector and the economy. With few successful examples of energy entrepreneurship in India’s energy sector, what are the mechanisms for promoting entrepreneurship to deliver India’s energy future? What new policies and models are needed to attract talent, develop new technologies, and create a sustainable entrepreneurship climate?