Clariant CEO Ernesto Occhiello resigns, citing personal reasons

Clariant CEO Ernesto Occhiello resigns, citing personal reasons

6:25 AM, 24th July 2019
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MUTTENZ, SWITERLAND: Clariant said that Ernesto Occhiello, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, has decided to leave the company for personal reasons with immediate effect.

The board of directors accepted his resignation. The board asked Hariolf Kottmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant, to assume his responsibilities in the interim as Executive Chairman until a successor is found.

“We thank Ernesto Occhiello for his support of the company in a challenging phase and his contributions to strengthening the company’s position as a market leader in specialty chemicals during the past months,” said Hariolf Kottmann.

“Clariant will continue to implement its strategy and intends to continue to profitably grow in the market by providing specialized products and solutions that meet global challenges with attractive prospects and above average growth potential. This is safeguarded by a stable structure of shareholders who support our strategy,” added Hariolf Kottmann.  

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