Full Name
Mr. Yashovardhan Lohia
Job Title
Chairman of ESG Council
Indorama Ventures PCL
Speaker Bio
Born in New Delhi, and raised in Thailand, Yash Lohia is the oldest son of Aloke Lohia, Founder of Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), a sustainable chemical company with a consolidated 2021 revenue of US$14.6 billion. Headquartered in Thailand, the firm has more than 26,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

Yash’s career started in IVL’s Packaging division, setting up the first Philippines Packaging division in 2013, then overseeing the company’s operations across seven countries. Followed by working in the Fibers business in 2018. During this time, Yash built a personal passion for sustainability and wanted to make an impact on the chemicals industry and beyond. So, in 2019, he became IVL’s first ever Chief Recycling Officer, and later IVL’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Today he is IVL’s Chairman of the ESG Council.

Yash’s vision has been instrumental in defining IVL's path to Sustainability, including the ambition to recycle 50 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles per year by 2025, and a US $1.5 billion investment to build the recycling infrastructure needed to divert waste from the marine environment. He was recently inducted into The Forum of Young Global Leaders Class of 2022, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

As part of IVL’s ‘Vision 2030’ supported by the company’s Sustainability commitments and Recycling pledges, Yash oversees Sustainability as well as the bio-based strategy and alliance of chemical and mechanical Recycling. He will drive the growth of the sector and will support the consolidation and efficiency of IVL’s global Recycling operations as the cornerstone of its Sustainability ambitions.
Yashovardhan Lohia