Organisation and management

A business founded on expertise and experience

Synthomer’s experienced, highly skilled professionals deliver value to our customers and form the basis of our success. Our HR strategy is dedicated to maintaining and nurturing that expertise and experience. We hire highly educated people and provide them with early opportunities to exploit their skills and creativity. Our leadership team comprises senior professionals with a long track record of success achieved in some of the biggest names in the chemical industry. Together, our people bring a fresh approach that delivers success for our customers and adds value for our shareholders.



Organised to meet customer needs

Synthomer’s organisation has been set up to provide the best support to its customers, whichever industry they are active in, and wherever they are located in the world. To achieve this, we provide customer service and technical support through Strategic Business Units that reflect the requirements of global and regional markets. As a result, we operate through Regional Operational Centres and Sales Offices based in the UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China and the USA.




Management team

Michael Willome
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

University of St Gallen, Masters Business Admin
Novartis, Clariant, Conzzeta

Lily Liu
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Smiths, Xaar, BOC, Edwards, Essentra, Synthomer

Richard Atkinson
Chief Counsel & Company Secretary

LLB (Birmingham), Solicitor
Legal practice: Pinsent Masons, Eversheds, Industry: Yule Catto

Jan Chalmovsky
President – Strategy and M&A

BA Business Administration (University of St. Gallen), MSc Management (London School of Economics), MBA (INSEAD)
Lehman Brothers, McKinsey & Company, Conzzeta, Synthomer

Alice Heezen
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

MA Social and Organisational Psychology (University of Leiden)
Rexam, BG Group, Fiberweb, Adama Agricultural Solutions, Trinseo, Synthomer

Toby Heppenstall
President – Adhesive Technologies

MChem Chemistry (University of Leeds), MBA (University of Bath)
ICI, Ineos, Lucite, Axcentive, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Synthomer

Tim Hughes
President – Corporate Development

BSc Hons (Manchester), MBA (Cranfield)
Courtaulds, Chemtura, Synthomer

Marshall Moore
Chief Technology Officer

BS Chemistry (Marietta)
GE, Chemtura, OMNOVA Solutions, Synthomer

Ana Perroni Laloe
President - Industrial Specialities

BSc IMT (Sao Paulo)
Ciba, Synthomer

Rob Tupker
President - Functional Solutions & Europe

MSc MIT (Massachusetts), MBA INSEAD
Unilever, ICI, Süd-Chemie, Honeywell, Synthomer

Neil Whitley
President - Performance Elastomers Division & Asia, M&A & HR
Ba Hons Economics (Leeds)
Ford, ICI, DuPont, Johnson Matthey, Synthomer

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