Mosongo Moukwa is a senior level management professional and entrepreneur recognized for his achievements to helping companies improve their profitability by commercializing new technologies, developing new markets and introducing a diversified products portfolio in global markets.

He has worked and lived in Belgium, Canada, United States, and India. He has managed global teams based in Mexico, Brazil, Austria, The Netherlands and The Middle East.

Mosongo’s unique talent in commercializing profitable products is supported by his strengths in technology development, technology transfer, and business development. He has a unique grasp of the impacts macroeconomics and emerging technologies onto business. He successfully harnesses the insights and creative ideas of employees and connects them with those of leading experts in other industries.

His in-depth knowledge of host country customs allowed him to create and manage a network of worldwide technology groups leading to successful cross commercialization efforts. He has earned the respect of management, peers and customers for his transformational leadership of multi-functional and multi-cultural teams in developing new business opportunities outside traditional markets

He has been featured in The Industrial Search Book and in Business Today, “Old Canvas, Fresh Colours.” He was recently Vice President, Technology at Asian Paints Ltd, based in Mumbai, India. As an expatriate, he built the Corporate R&D from ground up with the physical infrastructure and technical programs. He also transformed the technology function into a world-class organization recognizable in international forums and delivering profitable innovation.

Achievements: Revenues at 10%, Productivity by 25%; Resource investment ROI by 33%; Employee satisfaction by 20%; Greening of the products portfolio. Under his leadership, the group has been recognized in international forums.

(1) “Novel Thermal Stimuli Responsive Waterborne Paint with Reversible Wettability Switching” Awarded The John Gordon Best Paper Award -CoatingsTech Conference, 2009, Indianapolis, USA, organized by FSCT (Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology).

(2) “Addressing Green and Sustainability through Advanced Polymers and Chemistry” Awarded with “Asian Coating Innovation Achievement Award” at the Green Industrial Coating Asia, Shanghai, China, in October 2011.

(3) “Ambient curing scratch resistant and flexible clear coatings with multi-polar solvent repellency”. Awarded First Place in the Roon Award paper competition at the 2013 CoatingsTech Conference in Rosemont, IL.

Seven Years in India building the Corporate R&D from ground up at Asian Paints Ltd, Mumbai, India

The video shows the result of 7 years of hard work developing the infrastructure, developing new programs, hiring and developing new talents, and creating a new culture. The architect translated Mosongo Moukwa’s vision of Collaboration and Innovation, articulated in 2006 when he made a case for a corporate R&D. The Center was completed in 2008. It is one of the largest R&D Center in India.

Before that, he was Vice President, for Global Technology-Coatings Products with Reichhold Inc., based in Durham, NC, where he initiated and led the transfer and incorporation of new technologies from Dainippon Ink and Chemical (DIC) resulting in opening up new markets.

Achievements: $30 million in new business in graphic arts and powder. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Global Technology at Johnson Polymer, a former division of SCJohnson family of companies. He managed global alliances, knowledge sharing, intellectual property and technology processes.

Achievements: New market penetration $10 million in FDA approved chemical formulations; He started his career at Master Builders Technologies, focusing on developing chemical admixtures and construction products. He was the first Manager of Research for Chemical Admixtures, the first Director of Corporate R&D, then Technical Director for Construction Products.

He has a PhD from The Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; NSERC Fellowship (Natural Science & Engineering Research Council) of Canada.

He is a certified coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and Product Development Management Association (PDMA).