Raj L. Gupta, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2009. From 1999 - 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 a 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 was 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 holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (1967), a M.S. degree in Operations Research from Cornell University (1969), and a M.B.A. in Finance from Drexel University (1972). Mr. Gupta is a past Chairman of the American Chemistry Council, and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section. He sits on the board of trustees for The Conference Board.
He is a member of the boards of Tyco, The Vanguard Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, Delphi Automotive, Symphony IRI Group, and Stroz Friedberg Inc. and is Executive Chairman of Avantor Performance Materials Holdings, Inc.