It’s not often that a company has two CEOs in its leadership ranks, but naming a separate chief executive officer over Huntsman’s Asia Pacific region shows the commitment to and the importance of this vital region to the company.
Anthony (Tony) Hankins has served as CEO, Asia Pacific, since February 2011. He also serves as Huntsman Polyurethanes Division President. Hankins joined Huntsman in 1998, bringing extensive international experience in the plastics, fibers and polyurethanes businesses. Today, he oversees the activities of approximately 3,500 Huntsman associates located in APAC.
Huntsman operates in 16 countries in the Asia Pacific region, from China to New Zealand and from Pakistan to Japan. The APAC leadership team is made up of senior executives representing all four divisions and key functions.
“Huntsman is a global company with a local presence,” Hankins says. “We hire and empower local experts to make the best decisions for our local customers. Local associates account for almost 100 percent of our APAC research and development technical team, and approximately 60 percent of them have been trained or have worked in other regions of the world.”
PHOTO: Huntsman’s APAC Leadership Team
Top row, left to right: David Ming, VP APAC, Performance Products; Gary Chapman, VP Global Communications; Chuck Hirsch, VP Commercial & Technical Resources, Textile Effects; K.B. Liaw, Senior Director Purchasing APAC
Middle row, left to right: Enshan Sheng, Managing Director Shanghai Campus; Lane Ding, VP APAC, Advanced Materials
Bottom row, left to right: Kenny Pan, VP APAC, Polyurethanes; Tony Hankins, President Polyurethanes, CEO APAC; Sandra Hoeylaerts, Global Director Talent & Organization Development