Ulhas Parlikar received his Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering with Specialisation in High Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai in 1980 and 1982, respectively. Launching his career with Hindustan Unilever, he served the company in the area of Research & Development for about 4 years and gained experience in the field of oils, fats, soaps, detergents and chemicals. In 1986, he joined National Peroxide Limited to work as Technology Development and Process Design Professional. He joined ACC in 1995 and has implemented several responsibilities in upscaling of technologies to commercial scale, design and implementation of projects in the area of mineral processing and environmental management, assimilation and promotion of advanced technologies that promote sustainable development, overseas business development in the area of cement project management & consultancy services and strategic planning and diversification. He pioneered implementation of the Geo-cycle Business in ACC Limited since 2005 for the management of wastes in cement kilns and implemented successful business growth in the same. Currently, he is the Director of the Geo-cycle Business in ACC.