Chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, Univar has appointed Matthew Ottaway as EMEA Industry Director, Personal Care.
In this role, Ottaway will be responsible for driving the development and execution of Univar’s Personal Care industry strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Ottaway most recently served as Commercial General Manager for a major U.K.-based specialty chemical distributor. In addition to previously serving as Supplier Director, Personal Care for Univar EMEA, he also held a number of leadership roles in sales, marketing, and product management at Avery Dennison, Eurofins, International Specialty Products, and Bayer HealthCare. Ottaway earned a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry from Cardiff University. He will be based in Chertsey, Surrey, U.K.