IMCD appoints Ian Anderson as managing director in China
IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has appointed Ian Anderson as managing director of IMCD China effective September 12, 2022.
Anderson has 40 years of experience in commercial and management roles in several specialty chemicals and ingredient companies. In his new role, he will continue the transformation and diversification of IMCD’s distribution business in China, drive organic growth, lead the integration of acquisitions, develop talents, and advance the company’s digitization.
“IMCD China has grown significantly over the past two years through acquisitions and organic growth. With Ian’s deep experience and leadership, I’m confident he will further develop the business and impart valuable knowledge to the local team,” said IMCD Asia President Andreas Igerl.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead IMCD China through the next phase of the company’s exciting journey in the world’s largest chemicals and ingredients market. Through strong organic and inorganic growth Andreas and the IMCD China management team have created an excellent platform for the future,” said Anderson. “I look forward to leveraging my many years of senior management experience in China and the chemical industry to develop the next generation of local leadership, complete the integration of recently completed acquisitions and expand the portfolio of strategic suppliers, all to assure the ongoing growth and development of IMCD China.”
Anderson is British and started his journey in Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). He has since progressed to multiple international commercial and senior management roles. He was most recently based in Germany before being posted to China in 2014. Before joining IMCD, Anderson spent more than 30 years with Synthomer, with his last role as managing director in China.
Headquartered in Shanghai, IMCD China partners with leading international suppliers and provides sales, marketing, and formulation expertise to customers in pharmaceuticals, personal care, coatings, food, nutrition, and other speciality industrial markets with multiple offices, laboratories, and warehouses.