Ramkumar Shankar is the Managing Director of the Indian Chemical Business (Chemplast Sanmar Ltd (CSL) & Chemplast Cuddalore Vinyls Ltd (CCVL)) of the $1 billion Sanmar Group. This is a multi-location, multi-product business focused on the chloro-vinyl space. CCVL is India's second largest Suspension PVC producer while CSL is the largest Paste PVC producer in the country. CSL is also a leading manufacturer of caustic soda and chlorinated solvents.
Ramkumar Shankar is a finance professional with three decades of experience in functional and general management areas, and has played leadership roles in industry associations. He is a past President of the Alkali Manufacturers' Association of India, the national association representing the caustic soda, PVC and soda ash industries and is on the General Committee of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the National Chemical Committee of CII.