Tesham GorExecutive in Residence
Tesham Gor works as an Executive in Residence for Warburg Pincus. In this role, Tesh supports the Industrial and Business Services team in identifying and evaluating investment opportunities related to specialty chemicals, performance ingredients, advanced materials and engineered polymers across end markets and applications. Previously, he worked as a Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development for Lubrizol Corporation, subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. In that role, Tesh was the Corporate Officer of the company reporting to the CEO and part of the executive council of the organization, leading business and organizational development activities for the company. As part of his responsibilities, he also managed overall relationships with parent Berkshire Hathaway enterprise. At Lubrizol Corporation, he had also led several global business units across the divisions with complete P&L responsibilities. Tesh has over 20 years of diverse work experience in areas of operations, finance, commercial & general management and strategic planning. Tesh’s extensive international work experience includes expatriate assignments in Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Lubrizol Corporation, he worked for Hille and Muller GmbH, a subsidiary of Koninklijke Hoogovens NV in areas of process improvement and business process reengineering. Tesh has worked in specialty metals and chemicals industries serving electronics, batteries, food, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, personal care, automotive, textiles, polymers & plastics, adhesives & sealants, paints & coatings, industrial fluids, grease and specialty lubricants end markets. Tesh’s job assignments have also dealt with turning around underperforming businesses successfully. He has also led corporate wide initiatives in areas of strategy planning, developing acquisition roadmap, managing strategic pricing initiative, establishing value selling concepts, incorporating consumer market insights capabilities and institutionalizing innovation processes. As part of his work responsibilities, he has built high performing international team, demonstrated growth via innovation, led businesses to achieve cost leadership, executed successful acquisitions and divestitures, managed asset investments globally, developed alliances and joint ventures, negotiated multiyear contracts with major OEMs and protected a business from economic espionage that resulted in successful trial & conviction by the Department of Justice. He has earned a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Louisville and an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded AIEJ-Monbusho scholarship and was based in Toyohashi, Japan where he conducted his dissertation research work. Tesh has published & presented at Winter Simulation Conference, Industrial Engineering Research Conference & INFORMS and completed a summer internship at NASA.