The Management

The Global Board and Management

  • H.E. Datuk (Dr.) Vinod Sekhar Founder and Chairman

    Vinod Sekhar is Founder and Chairman of Green Rubber having championed the development, testing and commercialisation of the DeLink process, invented by his late father. Vinod is Chairman and Executive Director with specific focus on overseeing and driving Green Rubber’s ambitious expansion over the next five years, including selection of factory locations, negotiating joint ventures where appropriate and crucial supply contracts with customers.

    Vinod is a passionate environmentalist and social capitalist, and founded the Good Capitalism Form which will hold its inaugural meeting later this year in Malaysia. He is the Hon. Consul General to Malaysia for St Vincent and the Grenadines. He is a former winner of Grant Thornton’s CEO of the year and the first Asian to be conferred the Global Green Award by Global Green USA.

    Vinod is also Group Chairman of the Petra Group, which is committed to the commercialisation of long term, sustainable solutions to the key challenges facing humanity.

  • Steve Nieto SVP, Global Marketing

    Steve is a 15-year veteran of the rubber industry, and former VP of Global Sourcing and Business Development at Excel Polymers LLC, the world's largest independent rubber compounder. Steve also led the globalization of the company during a period of rapid expansion into new markets and territories. Previously, Steve spent 23 years with Fortune 500 PPG Industries, where he built up global sales of paints, coatings and specialty materials. 

    He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.