Irene Cantos becomes IMCD’s group director Personal Care

IMCD has appointed Irene Cantos as business group director Personal Care, effective 6 January 2021.

In her role, Cantos, will lead the Business Group Personal Care in becoming the global player of choice for both suppliers and customers in the distribution of speciality ingredients. The group aims to grow both organically and through acquisitions and will strive 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.

Irene Cantos IMCD
Irene Cantos is IMCD’s business group director Personal Care

Deep relationships with key suppliers

Cantos will be based at the IMCD offices in Barcelona, Spain, and will be reporting to IMCD’s CEO, Piet van der Slikke.

Piet van der Slikke, IMCD CEO, comments: “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. Irene is an example of homegrown IMCD talent and a role model for many other up and comers in the business.’’

Cantos says: “It is an honour to lead the Personal Care business group. The technical expertise, market knowledge, customer intimacy and most of all the passion that drive our global network of dedicated experts makes it a great team to work with. 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.”

Years of experience

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.

Cantos holds a degree in Pharmacy and in Food Science and Technology from the Central University of Barcelona.



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