Ashland Promotes Musa To CTO

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 16, 2016

Dr. Osama Musa, vice president, global research and development for Ashland, Inc., is promoted to the newly created position of chief technology officer. He also assumes leadership responsibility for Advanced Materials.

While leading R&D for Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Musa was responsible for the company’s global technology platforms including molecular and measurement science, process research, biofunctionals, acrylates and microencapsulation, upstream research, preservatives and microbial technology. As CTO, Musa will coordinate Ashland’s technical resources and will lead the Ashland Technology Council and a multifunctional innovation team.

Musa joined Ashland in 2008 when Ashland acquired International Specialty Products. He previously held technical and leadership positions at National Starch/ICI and Henkel. He reportedly holds more than 50 issued U.S. patents and has authored numerous technical publications.

Dr. Musa earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Wayne State University, where he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. He received an M.S. in polymer chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy, an M.S. degree in heterocyclic organic chemistry from the University of Jordan and a B.S. in chemistry from Yarmouk University.

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