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IMCD N.V. appoints new Managing Director Turkey

IMCD N.V. (“IMCD” or “Company”), a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, announces that Aylin Zakuto has been appointed Managing Director Turkey, effective June 1, 2020.

In her role, Aylin will be responsible for driving the strategic growth of IMCD Turkey, continue to maintain positive and trust based relation with business partners and customers to further strengthen IMCD Turkey’s position in the market.


Aylin is based in the Istanbul office and reports to Piet van der Slikke Chief Executive Officer.


Piet van der Slikke, IMCD CEO, comments ‘’ Aylin is a strong and experienced professional with deep knowledge of the industry and the market.  I am happy that she is prepared to lead our excellent Turkish team to further success.’’


Aylin Zakuto, Managing Director, IMCD Turkey adds: ‘IMCD Turkey has performed an impressive growth in all market segments since the day it was established. Turkey’s large population and being very dynamic country, offers opportunities for further growth. With our strong staff, we will continue evaluating every single opportunity for organic growth along with acquisition targets. IMCD Turkey will focus more on digitalization and delivering technical expertise in line with corporate targets to ensure operational excellence and service to our suppliers and customer.’


Aylin is Turkish and first joined IMCD in 2008 as Technical Sales Product Manager Pharmaceuticals. In 2009 she moved to BU Manager Life and Sciences where she managed to successfully grow the markets of pharmaceutical, personal care, HI&I and textile . As of 2017,Aylin took the role of IPM handling strategic principles globally. Aylin has received her BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Organic Polymer Chemistry from the Universities of Boğaziçi and Marmara in Istanbul. 


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