SONGWON’s Leadership Members

A perfectly aligned team committed to a common goal

The Executive Committee’s role is to manage all aspects of SONGWON’s business, create policies and make key decisions concerning the organization’s strategy, investments and people.

SONGWON’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors (BOD) align management and supervision with nationally and internationally recognized benchmarks of good corporate governance.

Hans-Peter Wüest Chief Financial Officer View Details

Hans-Peter gained his broad international experience in a wide variety of financial positions in the manufacturing and service industries. Before taking up his role at SONGWON, he held finance leadership positions with DHL/Deutsche Post and Great Lakes Chemicals.

Philippe Schläpfer Leader of Performance Chemicals View Details

Before joining SONGWON, Philippe spent more than 20 years as a key contributor to the Ciba Polymer Additives business. With 15 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region, he headed up Ciba’s global antioxidant product portfolio to serve the polymer industry.

Elena Scaltritti Leader of Industrial Chemicals View Details

Elena started her career in the water treatment business at Nalco Water before moving to the world of plastic additives with Ciba Specialty Chemicals and then BASF. Holding global positions and handling multi-national accounts, she gained extensive experience especially in the European market.

Giacomo Sasselli Leader Strategic Investments View Details

Giacomo held a number of key technology positions with the EniChem Group. He then broadened his experience as site manager. Later, he joined the Great Lakes Chemical Corporation where he was responsible for the operation of a worldwide network of polymer additive production sites.

Doug Excell Leader Quality Assurance, Regulatory & Best Practices View Details

Before joining SONGOWN Doug held various supply chain, business management, marketing, procurement and corporate development positions at Compass Minerals, Chemtura, Great Lakes Chemical and Amcol International.

Byungsoo Boo Leader Operations View Details

Byungsoo (BS) joined SONGWON Industrial Group back in 1988 and since then he held various technology positions in South Korea and Japan. He then became leader manufacturing, responsible for all of SONGWON's manufacturing sites worldwide.

Olivier Keiser Chief Sustainability Officer, Leader Procurement & International Supply View Details

Olivier has many years of industry experience in business management, strategic planning, procurement, as well as sales and marketing. Prior to SONGWON, he held numerous key positions in the chemical and industrial sector with international organizations such as Dow Chemical, Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Chemtura and Almatis.