Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile says that its CEO, Patricio de Solminihac Tampier, has resigned “for personal reasons” and will leave the company on 31 December 2018. SQM CFO and vice president/corporate services Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez has been appointed SQM CEO, effective 1 January 2019.
De Solminihac has been SQM CEO for the last three years and joined the company more than 30 years ago. Ramos joined SQM 29 years ago.
By Ian Young
Source: Chemical Week
This is the first acquisition by Iberchem since it was acquired by Croda in November 2020 and it is expected to play an important role in Iberchem’s plan to increase its offering of sustainable and natural certified fragrances.
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