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Key Trends in the Chemical Industry Value Chain

Innovation

The chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for chemical companies and downstream processors.

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Solving the Digital Dilemma

Competition is causing leaders to embrace digital technology. Across the integrated supply chain, automation and digital technologies already contribute to efficiency; now entire business processes require a re-think. A holistic approach led by executives with the skills to work across functional boundaries and integrate data along the entire value chain will enable agile companies to compete.

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Sustainability

It’s time to embrace sustainability as a way of being. Consumer pressure and increasing legislation leave the industry with no other option. Whether its responding to climate change, air pollution or calls for a circular economy, a sustainable approach has become a condition for being in business. Handling the consequent complexity requires leaders with values that go beyond the bottom line.

When it comes to sustainability, we aspire to the same standards as our clients. We are proud to have been awarded a Bronze rating by Ecovadis in 2022.

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Innovation

The chemical industry needs leaders who can inspire, understand trends and disruptive change, and who are not afraid to fail. Fast, open innovation through collaboration, novel processes, and AI are just some of the elements that will redefine the future for chemical companies and downstream processors.

Latest News in Chemical Value Chain

July 3, 2022

Neste acquires European rights to Alterra’s chemical recycling tech for difficult plastics

Chemical Value Chain

Neste has bought the European rights for Alterra Energy’s liquefaction technology, strengthening its chemical recycling capabilities. Alterra is a US-based company that has developed a thermochemical solution for liquefying difficult-to-recycle plastics.

July 3, 2022

Maria Soler Nunez appointed as Head, Group Operations at Lonza

Chemical Value Chain

Lonza appoints Maria Soler Nunez as Head, Group Operations. Maria joins Lonza from Novartis where she has led the quality organization since 2020. Maria will commence her tenure with Lonza Group on 1 August 2022, succeeding Stefan Stoffel, who is retiring from Lonza.

July 3, 2022

AkzoNobel announces Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new Chief Executive Officer as of November 1, 2022

Chemical Value Chain

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

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