Ajay Bhattacharya

Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ajay Bhattacharya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortrec Chemicals and Petroleum.

With over 32 years of experience in the Chemical and Petrochemical industry, Mr. Bhattacharya has led Fortrec for the past 24 years.

Prior to establishing Fortrec, he gained experience as a Trade Manager at Landmark Chemicals Pte Ltd, a Swiss Petrochemicals trading company. He was responsible for establishing the Singapore office which later became the Asian Head Office of the company. Mr. Bhattacharya also served as Vice President (Petrochemicals) at Pharma Pte Ltd, where he led petrochemical marketing activities.

Under Mr Bhattacharya’s guidance, Fortrec was awarded the Global Trader Programme status in 2006 and was awarded Top Singapore International 100 company and Enterprise 50 (E50) award by the government of Singapore. He was also honoured with the award of ‘AsiaOne Global Indian of the Year 2018-2019’ by AsiaOne Magazine and URS Media at the 12th Edition of Asian Business & Social Investor Forum and 4th Edition India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2018-2019.

Mr. Bhattacharya holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Andrew’s University (Michigan). He holds a diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University and has completed an executive education course on Mergers and Acquisition from Stanford University.