05 October 2009 00:00 [Source: ICB]
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: MARKUS WILDI
formerly president of Dow Europe, has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president of corporate development for Dow in ?xml:namespace>
Frank De Castro
has joined Solvay Chemicals as logistics purchasing manager. He will be based at the company's
has been appointed vice president of strategic accounts for ScentAir Technologies, a US-based provider of scent delivery solutions for businesses, effective September 1. DiRaffaele will lead the development and management of strategic accounts for ScentAir's commercial scent delivery solutions.
senior executive vice president, general manager of the Solvay business unit electrochemistry and derived specialties, has been elected as the new chairman of the management committee of Euro Chlor, one of the European trade associations representing the European chlor-alkali industry.
Robert Amen has resigned his role as chairman and CEO of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), effective September 30. Tough, an IFF board member and CEO and managing director of global health care group Ansell, assumed the role of non-executive chairman on October 1 and will take up the positions of chairman and CEO when his contract with his current employer expires, by the end of the first quarter of 2010. IFF is based in
has joined Konarka Technologies as vice president of materials development. He will lead Konarka's materials and device research and partnerships in developing higher performing organic photovoltaic modules. Konarka develops and manufactures solar plastic films that convert light to energy and is headquartered in the
current chairman of the board of management at RAG Bildung, has been appointed by the supervisory board of Evonik Degussa to its board of management as chief human resources officer, effective November 1. He succeeds Ralf Blauth, who currently holds this position in addition to his role as a member of the executive board and chief human resources officer of parent Evonik Industries. Blauth will relinquish his post on the board of Evonik Degussa on October 31, before the end of his original term of office. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, based in
has been appointed as senior vice president communications for the French genome engineering firm Cellectis. She will be a member of Cellectis's executive committee. This decision reflects the company's commitment to developing an ambitious corporate communications program.
Movers & SHAKERS
Who's affecting the industry this week...
chairman and CEO of oil giant China National Offshore Oil Corp, (CNOOC), revealed last week to be bidding for huge stakes in
for saying he wants French banking group BNP Paribas, where he is CEO, to buy back the stake the French government bought in the midst of the financial crisis. The bank is to launch a rights issue to help fund repayment of the €5.1bn ($7.8bn) in non-voting shares purchased by
president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which has appealed to member states in Europe for an extra €10bn ($14.6bn) to help countries facing financial turmoil in Central and
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