Jayant Gotpagar

Jayant Gotpagar


Jayant Gotpagar is an advisor to executives in the chemicals industry for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group. Based in Houston, he is a principal with PwC U.S. He is a member of the Energy, Chemicals and Utilities team. 

He specializes in strategy, R&D, and operations improvement with particular focus on end-to-end supply chains. As such, he has been a key contributor to the Firm’s Natural Supply Chain service offering.

On the intellectual capital front, Jayant has developed a Natural Supply Chain calling card; co-authored the 2013 Chemicals Industry Perspective and Future of chemicals part III: The commoditization of specialty chemicals; and developed a chemicals primer for junior staff.

Jayant joined Strategy& as an associate in 2005. Prior to that, he worked for Dow Chemical.

Jayant holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Authored articles

  • The Next Wave of Innovation in the Chemicals Industry
  • 2017 Chemicals Trends


    Uncertainty is certainly the new normal in the chemicals industry. And although the sector has historically swung like a pendulum between good times and bad, it no longer appears likely it will return to robust profitability on the wings of a new, innovative product segment or the unexpected opening of a new market. It has been decades since either of those scenarios played out. There are, however, strategic steps that chemicals companies can take to at least open doors to profitable growth, including value capture, digitization, and smarter portfolio management. But given the unsettled conditions in the industry, they can’t afford to delay in playing their best hands.

  • 2016 Chemicals Industry Trends2016 Chemicals Industry TrendsThe #chemicals industry had a tough 2015. What lies ahead for 2016? via @strategyand http://strat.to/Y5CSO
  • 2015 Chemicals TrendsGrowth in #chemicals will come from #emergingmarkets in 2015, where many cos have been losing to local players: Why? via @strategyand http://strat.to/HbJPJ
  • Global petrochemicals disruptions: Business model innovations for a dynamic market