IMCD announces that Irene Cantos has been appointed Business Group Director Personal Care, effective January 6, 2021.

In her role, Irene, will lead the Business Group Personal Care in becoming the global player of choice for both suppliers and customers in the distribution of speciality ingredients. The group aims to grow both organically and through acquisitions and will strive to provide differentiating and premium customer experience through unbeatable local service, advanced Marketing, Digital & Technical capabilities and excellent understanding of the industry trends and needs.

Irene will be based at the IMCD offices in Barcelona, Spain, and will be reporting to IMCD’s CEO, Piet van der Slikke.

Piet van der Slikke, IMCD CEO, comments: “We are very pleased with Irene’s internal promotion, she has developed deep relationships with key suppliers in the life sciences business and lives and breathes our IMCD culture and values. Irene is an example of homegrown IMCD talent and a role model for many other up and comers in the business.’’

Irene Cantos, Business Group Director, Personal Care says: “It is an honour to lead the Personal Care business group. The technical expertise, market knowledge, customer intimacy and most of all the passion that drive our global network of dedicated experts makes it a great team to work with. Our focus for the coming years will be to continue growing our business and expand geographically, working together with current and new partners, listening to our customers’ needs, and being one step ahead of the new global trends. Following IMCD business model, we commit to deliver innovation, bring advanced solutions to overcome formulation challenges, differentiating product concepts to inspire our customers and use the increasing digitals tools to create new opportunities to reach our objectives. And make working with IMCD Personal Care a unique and extraordinary experience.”

Irene is Spanish and brings about 16 years of international business, strategy and management experience in the distribution of speciality ingredients in regulated markets. She started her career working in the Medical Device industry, later on moving to IMCD, where she has served in a number of increasingly responsible positions in the Pharmaceutical business. Her last position was Director of Marketing and Digital Transformation, Pharmaceuticals.

Irene holds a degree in Pharmacy and in Food Science and Technology from the Central University of Barcelona.

About IMCD Group

The IMCD Group is a global market-leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and ingredients. Its result-driven professionals provide market-focused solutions to suppliers and customers across EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific, offering comprehensive product portfolios ranging from home, industrial and institutional care, personal care, food & nutrition and pharmaceuticals to lubricants & fuels, coatings and construction, advanced materials and synthesis.

The IMCD Group realised revenues of EUR 2,690 million in 2019 with nearly 3,000 employees in over 50 countries. IMCD's dedicated team of technical and commercial experts work in close partnership to tailor best in class solutions and provide value through expertise for around 49,000 customers and a diverse range of world class suppliers. IMCD shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (IMCD).

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