Perstorp recruits Patrice Pinsard as EVP Strategic Markets & Innovation

19 October 2021

Perstorp is excited to announce that Patrice Pinsard has been appointed EVP Strategic Markets & Innovation as of October 18, where he will drive value creation and growth focusing on Perstorp’s portfolio of speciality chemicals.

Patrice Pinsard is an experienced executive with a long track record in the chemicals industry, a PhD in Fine Chemicals from the Université de Rennes and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale de Chimie de Rennes. He has held senior positions in companies, such as Rhodia and Cognis and, most recently as Global EVP Coatings, Industrial Solutions & Amines at Solvay.

"I am very proud to be joining the team as I believe Perstorp has all the means to grow as a true specialty company that will create sustainable solutions for a great future”, Patrice Pinsard comments.

Jan Secher, Perstorp President & CEO, says: "We are excited to have such an experienced professional as Patrice joining us at this stage in our transformation. His appointment fits perfectly with our strategy of focusing more on selective segments and the specialty part of our portfolio. Patrice has proven more than once that he knows what it takes and with his strong result orientation and track record I am convinced this will be a win-win, for us and him.”

In the first quarter of 2021, Perstorp redefined its business strategy to become a leading sustainable solutions provider, focusing on the global Resins & Coatings, Engineered Fluids and Animal Nutrition markets. This strategic direction will see Perstorp focus its speciality chemicals growth initiatives primarily on selected customer segments where innovation and services are prioritised, and with a focus on Asia as the main driver for future growth. Perstorp’s strategy also reconfirms the company’s aspiration to be among the front-runners in sustainability.

In his role as EVP for Strategic Markets & Innovation, Patrice Pinsard will drive value creation and growth of Perstorp’s portfolio of specialty chemicals, with emphasis on the focus segments Resins & Coatings and Engineered Fluids.

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