Parvez H. Wadia, D.Sc.


Doctorate of Science, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MBA, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Parvez Wadia is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, a role he has held since January 1, 2016. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice-President, roles he held since joining AVN* in July 2004.

During a 30-year career with Union Carbide Corporation and Dow Chemical, Wadia held a variety of technical and senior executive techno-economic-chemical-design-technology-improvement positions in Business and Corporate R&D, Technology Licensing and Engineering. He held positions of increasing functional and business responsibility, including Process Group Leader and Technology Manager for the EO/EG and global technology licensing businesses, Associate Director, Director of R&D, and Vice President of R&D. Wadia was accountable for the technology needs of the Industrial Chemical Division (ICD) and the Licensing and Ventures Group, and provided functional leadership for 300 scientists and engineers.

He had global responsibilities for setting strategies direction, developing and implementing breakthrough catalyst and process technologies in manufacturing, new product R&D commercialization, and technical support to production units and global customers. Wadia joined Dow Chemical in 2001 following the merger and played a leadership role, serving as Global R&D Director of the EO/EG business.


*The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC) was acquired by AVN Corp. (AVN) in 2023.