The global distributor of speciality ingredients has appointed Irene Cantos as new Business Group Director Personal Care, effective January 6, 2021. In her role, Mrs Cantos will lead the group’s personal care business. She will be based at the IMCD offices in Barcelona, Spain, and will be reporting directly to IMCD’s CEO, Piet van der Slikke.
Irene Cantos is Spanish and brings about 16 years of international business, strategy and management experience in the distribution of speciality ingredients in regulated markets. She started her career working in the Medical Device industry, later on moving to IMCD, where she has served in a number of increasingly responsible positions in the Pharmaceutical business. Her last position was Director of Marketing and Digital Transformation, Pharmaceuticals. She holds a degree in Pharmacy and in Food Science and Technology from the Central University of Barcelona.
“We are very pleased with Irene’s internal promotion, she has developed deep relationships with key suppliers in the life sciences business and lives and breathes our IMCD culture and values,” commented Piet van der Slikke, IMCD CEO.
In a statement, the group explains it is aiming to grow both organically and through acquisitions and to provide differentiating and premium customer experience through unbeatable local service, advanced Marketing, Digital & Technical capabilities and excellent understanding of the industry trends and needs.
“Our focus for the coming years will be to continue growing our business and expand geographically, working together with current and new partners, listening to our customers’ needs, and being one step ahead of the new global trends. Following IMCD business model, we commit to deliver innovation, bring advanced solutions to overcome formulation challenges, differentiating product concepts to inspire our customers and use the increasing digitals tools to create new opportunities to reach our objectives. And make working with IMCD Personal Care a unique and extraordinary experience,” added Irene Cantos.