Rajiv Gupta, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2009. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Gupta was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rohm and Haas. Mr. Gupta held a variety of posts at the company beginning in 1971. He was elected as Vice President of the company and was named Director for the Pacific Region in 1993. Early in 1996, Mr. Gupta became one of six members of the Chairman's Committee and given oversight responsibility for the company's Electronic Materials business group. In December 1998, Mr. Gupta was elected to the Board of Directors and named Vice Chairman in January 1999. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 1999. Mr. Gupta assumed the additional title of President in early 2005 and held that title until May 2008.
Mr. Gupta received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967, his M.S. degree in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1969, and his M.B.A. in Finance from Drexel University in 1972. Mr. Gupta is a past Chairman of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section. He is a member of the boards of The Vanguard Group, Delphi Automotive, and IRI and is the Executive Chairman and former interim CEO of Avantor.