Chief Technology Officer & SVP
Dr. Osama M. Musa is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Ashland Global Holdings. (NYSE: ASH). He leads Ashland’s Global Research and Development focusing on consumer and industrial markets including pharmaceutical, personal care, beverage, nutrition, agricultural, coatings, adhesives, and energy applications. Dr. Musa has overall responsibility for Ashland’s global technology including Applied Research, Measurement Science, Biofunctionals, Acrylates & Microencapsulation, Preservatives & Microbial Technology, as well as the R&D Stage-Gate development process. In addition to these technical roles, he has the commercial and technical responsibility for Ashland’s Advanced Materials business.
Dr. Musa is a strategic senior executive with broad experience in the specialty chemicals business sector. He utilizes a wide-ranging network, cooperating with partners both in the industry and in academia. Dr. Musa joined Ashland in 2011 following the company’s acquisition of International Specialty Products (ISP) Incorporated. Previously, he held technical and leadership positions with the National Starch and Chemical Company.
As a passionate leader, Dr. Musa is committed to addressing customer needs through the application of innovative chemistry. From Ashland’s Open Innovation platform, he cultivates student scholarship through numerous collaborations with universities, providing encouragement and motivational mentoring to the next generation of young, promising scientists. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board at Manhattan College’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a member of the Board of Trustees at Chemists’ Club of NYC. In addition, he sits on the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Humanitarian Technology (IJHT).