Michael Willome

Chief Executive Officer +

Michael Willome

Chief Executive Officer

Nationality
Swiss

Skills and experience
Michael is an established public market CEO with a track record of driving performance through strong operational management and strategic actions, including M&A. He was previously CEO of Conzzeta AG (now Bystronic AG) in Zurich, a global industrial company listed on the SIX Swiss exchange. Before Conzzeta, Michael spent 18 years with Clariant, leading its global industrial and consumer specialities division from 2010 to 2015. This followed 13 years in leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong, and in Canada and Turkey.

Lily Liu

Chief Financial Officer +

Lily Liu

Chief Financial Officer

Nationality
British, Australian

Skills and experience
Lily is a highly experienced CFO. She has worked in the manufacturing and engineering sectors for more than 20 years, and joined Synthomer from Essentra plc, a FTSE 250 components and solutions business, where she was CFO. Lily was previously CFO at Xaar plc, a UK-listed inkjet technology developer, and Smiths Detection business, a division of Smiths Group plc.

Jan Chalmovsky

President – Strategy and M&A +

Jan Chalmovsky

President – Strategy and M&A

Nationality
German

Skills and experience
Jan has more than 15 years’ experience in strategy and mergers and acquisitions, most recently as head of strategy and M&A at Conzzeta AG (now Bystronic AG) in Zurich, a global industrial company listed on the SIX Swiss exchange. Before that he spent nine years at McKinsey & Company, including as an associate partner, focusing on strategy, corporate transformations and corporate finance and serving clients in chemicals, medicine and industrial technology globally. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in London in M&A. Jan holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in management from London School of Economics and a BA from the University of St Gallen.

Alice Heezen

Chief Human Resources Officer +

Alice Heezen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nationality
Dutch

Skills and experience
Alice was previously senior vice president, chief human resources officer at Trinseo and a member of its executive leadership team. Before that she served as head of human resources for ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Europe. Alice has held senior HR leadership roles at Fiberweb Plc, a speciality global industrial and construction materials business listed in London, oil and gas company BG Group, global consumer packaging company REXAM Plc and EnerTel/Energis N.V., an independent data traffic and telecom services provider. She began her career at Andersen Consulting as a change management consultant. Alice holds a Master of Arts in social and organisational psychology from the University of Leiden.

Stephan Lynen

President - Adhesive Solutions (AS) and Americas +

Stephan Lynen

President - Adhesive Solutions (AS) and Americas

Nationality
German

Skills and experience
Stephan has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the chemical industry, principally at Clariant, the global speciality chemicals company, where he became Chief Financial Officer in April 2020 having previously led several of its businesses, including its Additives unit for almost four years. He is a proven business leader with general management and functional experience in commercial and operational activities, strategy, finance, M&A, post-merger integration, transformation and restructuring. He has strong international experience having held positions in the USA, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, China, and Europe. Stephan holds a Diploma of Business Administration with majors in Organisation Management, Marketing, Psychology from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Ana Perroni Laloe

President – Coatings & Construction Solutions (CCS) and EMEA +

Ana Perroni Laloe

President – Coatings & Construction Solutions (CCS) and EMEA

Nationality
Brazilian

Skills and experience
Ana has more than 17 years’ global sales and marketing experience, with a strong track record of successfully commercialising solutions for endmarkets. She started her career at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Brazil, followed by international assignments in the UK and Switzerland. Elected president of RadTech South America for two consecutive terms, Ana is one of the pioneers of introducing UV curing technology in the region. Ana holds a BSc in chemical engineering from Escola de Engenharia Mauá (IMT) in São Paulo.

Rob Tupker

President – Health & Protection and Performance Materials (HPPM) and Asia +

Rob Tupker

President – Health & Protection and Performance Materials (HPPM) and Asia

Nationality
Dutch

Skills and experience
Rob was previously with Honeywell where he held a variety of senior leadership positions in its performance materials and home and building technologies divisions. Before that he worked with Süd-Chemie (now Clariant) and Unilever/ ICI’s (now Givaudan’s) flavour and fragrance division. Rob worked and lived for seven years in Asia-Pacific, five years in the USA and 20 years across Europe. He has a degree in chemical engineering from Eindhoven Technical University, an MSc from MIT and an MBA from INSEAD.

Anant Prakash

Chief Counsel and Company Secretary +

Anant Prakash

Chief Counsel and Company Secretary

Nationality
British

Skills and experience
Skills and experience Anant joined Synthomer having spent five years at defence and security company Ultra Electronics Group, latterly as general counsel, Europe and Asia Pacific. Before moving into industry, he worked at international law firm Slaughter and May, where he developed a broad corporate, commercial and M&A practice, including experience working in Hong Kong and Spain.