CHINA – IMCD China, a subsidiary of Dutch distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, the IMCD Group, has appointed Andreas Igerl as the company’s new Managing Director, effective October 1st, 2020.

In his new role, IMCD China said that Andreas will lead and further drive the strategic growth ambitions of the business, continue to expand positive and trust-based relations with business partners and customers to further strengthen IMCD China’s position in the country.

Andreas will be based at the IMCD offices in Shanghai and will be reporting to Haiko Zuidhoff, Vice President of Asia Pacific region. Haiko Zuidhoff, commented: “We are pleased to have Andreas, onboard and head our IMCD China operations.

“With Andreas’ leadership, we will continue to drive profitable growth whilst keeping a strong principal supplier and customer-centric focus by providing innovative technical and service solutions.”

Andreas joined IMCD in 2019 as the Business Unit Manager Advanced Materials in Germany. He brings to the new role more than 10 years of successful experience in the Speciality Engineered Plastics Materials Industry as well as commercial and leadership knowledge including the integration of acquisitions and assignments in Europe and Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Andreas Igerl, said that together with its partners, the business will focus on expanding its operations “with new and existing principals and targeting strategic acquisitions, whilst challenging ourselves to provide commercial excellence, sustainable solutions, and lead in digitalisation.”

IMCD has also appointed Aylin Zakuto as the Managing Director of IMCD Turkey. Aylin, who assumed the position on June 1st will be based in the the company’s Istanbul office.

The company recently opened its new offices in Dubai to complement its operations in Egypt and support its expansion in the Middle East.

IMCD noted that it will now be coordinating operations in the Gulf region, extending its services to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Omanas well as Jordan from the new office.