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Braskem appoints new CEO effective 1 January

November 22, 2019
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Braskem has announced the appointment of Roberto Simões, its current chairman, as the next CEO efffective 1 January 2020. He will succeed Fernando Musa who will continue to serve as CEO, until 31 December 2019, to support the transition.
Simões previous positions included the function of CEO at Ocyan Participações from 2014 to September 2019, and executive roles at Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia from 2010 to 2012 and of Santo Antonio Energia from 2008 to 2010. At Braskem he served as executive vice president from 2004 to 2008. AT iG-Internet Group he served as COO and CEO from 2000 to 2004.

As the new CEO of Braskem, his priorities will include maintaining the competitiveness of all operations and continue to implement the company’s feedstock and geographic diversification strategy. His nomination as CEO will be submitted to Braskem’ s board of directors for approval. In addition, an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting will be called to elect a new chairman.

Braskem, under the leadership of Fernando Musa, has consolidated its position as the world’s sixth-largest thermoplastic resin producer and reinforced its governance and compliance practices in line with best global references and embarked on its digital transformation, the company says.

By Natasha Alperowicz

Source: Chemical Week

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