Pawan Kumar Agarwal appointed India Region Head at Valmet

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Bachelor of Engineering and Post Graduation Diploma in Marketing, has been appointed as Director, India Region at Valmet as of July 1, 2024. In this position he will report to Petri Paukkunen, Area President, Asia-Pacific at Valmet and is a member of Valmet’ s Asia-Pacific Area Management Team.

Pawan will be responsible for leading, enabling and driving the India region business growth as well as to develop the local organization in India. He will be based at Valmet’s office in Gurugram, India.

Pawan has over 32 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry. He joined Valmet in 2010, and has held various positions since then. Currently, he works as Head of Pulp and Energy Project Execution for Asia-Pacific since 2022. Prior to his current role, Pawan worked as Head of Project Execution for fiber processing business and wood and pulp handling business from 2014 to 2022, and as General Manager of Electrical and Instrumentation from 2010 to 2014.

“Pawan has a solid educational background in engineering and extensive hands-on experience on the project management. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of our business operation across Asia-Pacific. As an expatriate in Thailand, he has further enriched his global perspective, making an ideal fit for this position.  Furthermore, he knows the customers and has a good relationship with them. We are confident that under his leadership, India region will continue to thrive,” says Petri Paukkunen, Area President, Asia-Pacific, Valmet.

“I am honored and excited to take on the role of region head for India region at Valmet. This is a significant milestone in my career and I am grateful for the trust and confidence that Valmet has placed in me. India is a dynamic and rapidly growing market with immense potential, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our talented team here. Together, we will strive to build on our successes and drive further growth and innovation. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value to our customers, partners, and stakeholders, and to make a positive impact on the communities we serve,” say Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Director, India Region, Valmet.

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