SONGWON Industrial announces departure of Elena Scaltritti
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SONGWON Industrial announces departure of Elena Scaltritti

SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.  announced that Elena Scaltritti, leader Group Commercial, based in Switzerland, will  be leaving the organization to pursue another professional opportunity outside the SONGWON  Group. She will join Haldor Topsoe as chief commercial officer.

Headquartered in South Korea, SONGWON is the second largest manufacturer of polymer  stabilizers worldwide and offers a very broad range of specialty chemicals. SONGWON provides chemical products for a wide variety of sectors and industries, including packaging, automotive, building & construction, agriculture, textiles and fibers, coatings, adhesives, durable & consumer goods, lubricants, and electric and electronic industries.

An Executive Committee member since April 2019, Scaltritti has held various key positions  within the company. She joined the company in 2011 as manager, Main Accounts, going on to become director of sales, Greater Europe, in 2013. In 2015, she became the leader of the Polymer Stabilizer Business. In 2019, she was appointed leader of the Industrial Chemicals Division. She joined the Group Executive Committee in 2021 when she was appointed to lead Group Commercial and chief sustainability officer.

Her successor will be announced  at a later date. 

Scaltritti, who holds a BSc in Organic Chemistry from the University of Milan and an MBA from MIB Business Scholl Politecnico in Milan, Italy, will join Haldor Topsoe no later than July 1, 2022.

“I’m excited and very much looking forward to work with Elena. She has solid chemical industry experience and a strong commercial background. With Elena’s hands on experience of driving growth, working with commercial excellence, key account management, and pricing, she can secure our leading position in existing markets and help us accelerate Topsoe’s position in the green energy market,” says Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe.

Topsoe is a global leader in developing clean energy solutions heavily engaged in developing solutions for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors including steel, cement, chemicals, shipping, and aviation. Topsoe’s solutions produce essential renewable energy carriers, fuels, and chemicals of the future, such as green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. The company is headquartered in Denmark and serve customers around the globe. In 2020, its revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion (USD0.94 billion), with 2,100 employees. 

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