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Rajiv Banavali

Rajiv Banavali

SVP, Science & Innovation , WestRock

Rajiv Banavali is the Senior Vice President of Science and Innovation at WestRock. Partnering with WestRock’s commercial, digital, marketing and innovation teams, Rajiv works to advance the company’s innovation strategy focused on environmental sustainability, breakthrough packaging design and the digitalization of packaging. With more than 30 years of experience, Banavali is an experienced technology leader with broad material science knowledge, experience in leading large technical teams across global markets, and expertise in driving complex sustainability-related initiatives. Prior to joining WestRock, he was the Global Vice President Research & Technology at Huntsman Corporation and spent nine years at Honeywell. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in organic chemistry from Bombay University, as well as a doctorate from the University of Missouri.