IMCD nominates Valerie Diele-Braun as new CEO
Valerie will succeed Piet van der Slikke, who in December 2021 announced his intention to retire as CEO in 2024
- By ICN Bureau
| March 16, 2023
IMCD N.V. announced that its Supervisory Board nominates Valerie Diele-Braun to become Chief Executive Officer of IMCD as of January 2024. Valerie will succeed Piet van der Slikke, who in December 2021 announced his intention to retire as CEO in 2024.
Valerie Diele-Braun is currently CEO of CABB Group GmbH, a leading global fine chemicals player and life science company, manufacturing active ingredients as well as advanced intermediates, and has over 20 years of leadership experience in the speciality chemicals and ingredients industry. She has been a member of IMCD’s Supervisory Board as of 30 June 2020.
Janus Smalbraak, chair of IMCD’s Supervisory Board: “Valerie brings a wealth of experience in our sector, leading with an international view and mindset. She has a track record of driving long-term business growth. While managing commercial as well as financial performance, Valerie has a keen eye for the sustainability requirements in the industry. Her nomination is the outcome of a thorough succession process. With Valerie we have found an excellent candidate to ensure the continuation of IMCD’s strong management, driving the business in the future ahead.”
Piet van der Slikke, CEO: “I’m delighted to welcome Valerie to our Management Board. Thanks to her role in the Supervisory Board, we have been able to work together in the last three years, in which she came across as an inspiring colleague with a catching mix of energy, experience and personality. I am looking forward to a smooth hand-over, supporting her to lead IMCD in its ambition for sustainable growth.”