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Surendra Patawari

Antwerp, BE

Chairman

Gemini Corporation NV

Surendra Patawari

Biography

Surendra Patawari is Chairman of Gemini Corporation NV, a key company on the board of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and member of the World Economic Forum.
By giving plastic & other waste a second life, Gemini create an environmentally-friendly raw material, contributing to a greener society and the circular economy. As the world's largest supplier of plastic scrap, Gemini recycles over 1 bn pounds of plastic, over 50 mn tyres, 1.5 mn refrigerators & 300,000 cars annually.

A champion in the recycling industry, Mr Patawari is often the keynote speaker at events and contributor to publications. Gemini Corp, under Mr Patawari’s leadership, recognizes and wholeheartedly accepts its responsibility towards society; taking pride in their employees & families and dedicating part of their profit to promoting the welfare of society. They have sponsored the building of 2 schools, offering free education for hundreds of underprivileged children in India and adopted 11 villages for the provision of medical needs, benefiting around 400 patients daily. They support orphanages, fund infrastructure for roads, medical supplies, education, cultural & social events for example celebrations of Holi Festival at Momasar in Rajasthan. They provided clean drinking water in Pakistan and emergency earthquake relief to Nepal.

Mr Patawari's humanitarian work also includes an initiative which aimed to make Momasar the cleanest village in India, with many villages following the example. Thousands of Neem and other trees have been planted. In Belgium, he also makes a valuable contribution to society by supporting Katrinahof and UNICEF, as well as sponsoring community events.

A Chartered Accountant, Mr Patawari contributes to the European parliament on policy-making related to European recycling.

Surendra Patawari’s Newsfeed

The future of plastic recycling: an interview with Surendra Borad Patawari

One of this year’s keynote speakers will be Surendra Borad Patawari. The internationally renowned plastics recycling expert and businessman is the Chairman of Gemini Corporation NV in Belgium. At the IERC 2020, Mr. Patawari will provide an overview of developments worldwide on the plastics recycling market.

Low prime prices knock embattled secondary markets • Recycling International

Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corp writes, "Recyclers searching for new markets because of Asian import restrictions are buffeted by a fall in virgin plastics. The European plastic scrap market in August remained largely unchanged with a general stability across prices. Demand from overseas recyclers was limited, owing to the increasing restrictions on the import of plastic scrap imposed by various Asian countries...."

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Surendra Patawari’s Background

Chairman
1989 - Present
Antwerp, BE
Gemini is a global leader in the supply chain management of recyclable raw materials, transforming waste into resources. The group has annual revenue of USD 575m and a network of 2000+ collectors, recyclers and end users in 90+ countries. Dedicated to corporate social responsibility, they won the 2012 Excellent Enterprise Award from the Belgian Chamber of Commerce.
Board Member
Jul 2019 - Present
The AEPW members have developed a global vision, as well as a comprehensive and integrated strategy focusing on infrastructure development, for the collection and management of waste & increasing recycling in developing countries. Board Members include senior figures which include the President, Chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble, CEO of Dow, CEO of LyondellBasell amongst others.
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Other Business Interests

Supporter
Antwerp, BE
Supported by Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, MusicRecycle aims to change perceptions and behaviors about recycling and to educate how individuals can make a difference with small changes in their daily lives. Using the power of music to inspire & empower, MusicRecycle aims to share this message across the globe.
Member
New York, NY, USA
The ISRI is an organization with members from all world who work in the recycling industry either in processing scrap materials, consuming scrap materials or provide equipment or services to the recycling industry in North America.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Contributor in Recycling Policy at European Commission Workshops & Meetings
Brussels, BE
The European Parliament is an important forum for political debate and decision-making at the EU level. The Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by voters in all Member States to represent people’s interests with regard to EU law-making and to make sure other EU institutions are working democratically.

Philanthropy

Supporter
Antwerp, BE
Unicef provided emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries all over the world.
Supporter
Antwerp, BE
Katrinahof was a pioneer in helping intellectually-challenged children, providing support for them and their families.

Media

Speaker
New York, NY, USA
Mr Patawari gave a speech on the topic 'Scaling Solutions for Circular Plastics' at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, committed to improving the state of the world.
Speaker
New Delhi, IN
Mr Patawari gave a speech on 'Renewable Solutions for a Non-Renewable Planet' at the India Economic Summit. The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, committed to improving the state of the world.
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Publications

Mr Patawari comments in: Why the world's recycling system stopped working
Oct 2018 - Present
London, UK
Mr Patawari comments in an article which explores the ever increasing problem of recycling plastic and China's refusal to be the West's dumping ground.

Surendra Patawari’s Education

Merit List National Rank Holder