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Jagdish Desai

Jagdish Desai


Mr. Jagdish Desai is a global corporate executive with more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing companies. He was a one of the co-owners of Virgo Valves & Controls Limited, a company manufacturing Ball & Triple offset valves to Oil and Gas projects worldwide which reached revenues of over $300 million in 2013. He was the President of Virgo Valves when it was acquired by Emerson (NYSE:EMR) in 2013 and served as the President of Isolation Valves Division of Emerson Electric Co. from 2013 to 2017.

Mr. Desai is now Chairman of BK Corrosion, a leading provider of cathodic protection solutions. He is also a venture capitalist and an investor in small to mid-sized companies in diverse industries in multiple countries.

Mr. Desai has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering & a graduate diploma in Computer Management. He also attended executive education in business management at the University of Michigan.