Archroma has announced the appointment of Miguel De Bellis to the post of President Emulsion Products and Americas, based in São Paulo, Brazil with effect on April 1, 2014. As a member of the Archroma Leadership Team, he will report to CEO Alexander Wessels.
He will lead and have full responsibility for Archroma’s Emulsion Products business globally. At the same time, he will support the Americas region for all businesses.
Announcing the appointment, Wessels said: “This appointment underlines our focus on customers and markets. With a strong background in customer care, he is the right person to head the leadership of our Emulsion Products business which is based in São Paulo. And as a key member of our global leadership team, he will reinforce our presence throughout the Americas. This is fully in line with our strategy of having our businesses located close to our customers and markets, while at the same time ensuring that our overall leadership mirrors our global footprint.”
De Bellis is a Brazilian national. He holds a Degree in Business Administration from FMU Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas. In addition, he studied at the London Business School and the Cranfield School of Management.
Prior to joining Archroma, De Bellis was a Partner at Endura Partners, a management consulting firm. Previously he worked for Croda in Brazil, where he held various positions, including Managing Director, President Specialities Latin America and Member of the Executive Committee, managing a global team based in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. Earlier in his career, he held several sales and marketing positions in Brazil and in South America.