IMCD N.V. recently announced that Fikri Alemdaroglu, Ph.D., has been appointed business group director for its Synthesis segment. In this role, he will lead the global Synthesis business in defining the strategy for further growth, expanding into new regions while improving customer and supplier intimacy.

“Fikri’s international profile, entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise coupled with his location in Germany—where many large-scale suppliers and customers are based—will be instrumental to grow IMCD Synthesis Business Group to the next level,” said Frank Schneider, business group director for Coatings & Construction.

“Synthesis Business offers a comprehensive portfolio covering relevant product groups for the manufacturing of various specialty chemicals and polymers,” said Alemdaroglu. “Together with our excellent partners combined with our strong commercial and technical expertise Synthesis business group is instrumental already at very early stages of chemical value chain acting as the ‘catalyst’ enabling both our suppliers and customers to be more successful. Following the ‘megatrends,’ we will enlarge our product portfolio to meet the demand of our changing society and support our clients to develop the innovative products that they can make the next impact.”

Alemdaroglu brings more than 12 years of experience in leading chemical groups like BASF, where he started his career in R&D and moved later to business development. He holds a doctorate in organic chemistry.

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