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May 12, 2023


São Paulo, Brazil

IMCD appoints Alessandro Moraes as Managing Director in Brazil

IMCD Group (“IMCD”), a leading distributor, formulator and solutions provider of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has appointed Alessandro Moraes as Managing Director of IMCD Brasil, effective May 2023.


“Alessandro is an accomplished chemical industry executive with a global experience of managing diverse businesses in various regions around the world. He is an engaging, people-oriented leader and I am quite confident that he will be successful in continuing our growth in the Brazilian market,” said Nicolas Kaufmann, Americas President, IMCD. 

Alessandro brings to IMCD Brasil more than 20 years of industry expertise in speciality chemicals and commodities. As managing director, he will be responsible for the company’s overall business strategy in Brazil, driving commercial excellence and growth, while cultivating the development and expansion of supplier partnerships and exploring opportunities for mergers and acquisitions. 

“The progress IMCD Brasil accomplished so far has elevated the company’s industry leadership in the country and has created a great foundation for the future. I am positive that together, the team and I are well positioned to continue the development in the Brazilian chemical distribution market, drive innovative and sustainable solutions to offer more value to the partners and customers we serve. I am pleased to be a key part of this next phase of IMCD Brasil’s history,” said Alessandro Moraes, Managing Director, IMCD Brasil. 

Alessandro returns to his native country of Brazil after holding leadership positions in Ashland and Dow Chemical in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and other Latin American countries. As Managing Director of IMCD Brasil (plus Argentina, Chile and Uruguay), he will report to Nicolas Kaufmann, Americas President at IMCD. Alessandro will be based in IMCD Brasil’s São Paulo headquarters, working closely with business directors in the following markets: Pharmaceuticals, Coatings & Construction, Industrial Solutions, Food & Nutrition, Advanced Materials, Home Care and I&I, Beauty & Personal Care and Lubricants & Energy. 


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