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Feb 10, 2020

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Synthesis

IMCD N.V appoints new Business Group Director Synthesis

IMCD N.V. announces that Dr. Fikri Alemdaroglu has been appointed Business Group Director Synthesis, effective January 6, 2020.

In his role, Fikri, will lead the Global Synthesis Business in defining the strategy for further growth, expanding into new regions while improving the customer and supplier intimacy.

Fikri will be based at the IMCD offices in Cologne and will be reporting to Frank Schneider, ExCo member and Business Group Director Coatings & Construction.

Frank Schneider, Business Group Director, Coatings & Construction comments: “ 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 ’’.

Dr. Fikri Alemdaroglu, Business Group Director, Synthesis adds: ‘’Synthesis Business offers a comprehensive portfolio covering relevant product groups for the manufacturing of various specialty chemicals and polymers. 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 ’’.

Fikri brings more than 12 years successful experience in leading chemical groups like BASF where he started his career in R&D in Germany moving later to Business Development in Turkey. In 2013, Fikri joined Daikin in Business Development and returned to Germany as Business Director. Fikri who is Turkish, holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry.