Dr. Richard Lobo is presently the Head - Innovation and CQH (Business Excellence) at Tata Chemicals. He has been associated with the Company for 12 years. In his previous role at Tata Chemicals, he was heading Strategy, Business Excellence, and continuous improvement for India, US, UK, and Kenya operations. Over the past few years, he has been responsible for developing strategies for growth in South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia (Malaysia, China, and India).
He has over 17 years of experience in leading businesses, anchoring Business Excellence, Business Strategy, Innovation, Operational Effectiveness, and EBITDA Improvement for multi-million USD enterprises.
Dr. Lobo has a degree in Bio-Technology and Microbiology from the University of Mumbai. He pursued his management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and holds a specialization in Corporate Strategy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
He is on the Technical Advisory Committee – SQC & OR, Indian Statistical Institute since 2012 (The Indian Statistical Institute is declared by an Act of Parliament as an Institute of National Importance), the Scientific Advisory Board of Tata Chemicals Ltd. and is also a member of the National Electric Vehicle R&D Program, Dept. Science & Technology.
Furthermore, the Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science & Technology, Karaikudi (SAEST) has recommended Dr. Lobo to be one of the Governing Council Members of SAEST for a two-year term, 2021-22 & 2022-23. He was nominated by the committee of Electroorganic & Materials Electrochemistry Division and Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi.
Dr. Richard Lobo holds a Doctorate, is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and is a certified Computer & Electronics professional. He is a three-time Gold Standard champion at the Tata Business Excellence Leadership Program and certified in Strategic Thinking through Harvard Business-TMTC (Tata Management Training Centre) and Design Thinking for Leading through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx), USA.