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Perstorp recruits Ib Jensen as new CFO

He most recently was chief financial officer at Arxada, a carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients.

Jensen has previous experience within finance and IT

Ib Jensen has been appointed new chief financial officer (CFO) at Perstorp Holding AB as of February 1. Jensen is a senior executive with a solid background, and most recently he comes from the position as CFO at Arxada, a carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients.

Previous experience includes CFO and executive roles within finance and IT at companies such as Lonza, Syngenta, Danisco and LEGO.

“I’m very excited and honored to join Perstorp at this stage of their journey. I’m looking forward to be part of the team,” Jensen said.

Perstorp president and CEO Jan Secher said: “It is with great pleasure we welcome such a seasoned executive into our team and the CFO role. In particular, I value the highly relevant experience from our industry, however most importantly, Ib has a great personality and I am convinced he will fit in to our already diverse team and contribute to future value creation in a very successful way.”

Jensen takes over the CFO role from Ulf Berghult, who will leave Perstorp in April.

In the first quarter of 2021, Perstorp redefined its business strategy to become a leading sustainable solutions provider, focusing on the global resins and coatings, engineered fluids and animal nutrition markets. This strategic direction will see Perstorp focus its specialty chemicals growth initiatives primarily on selected customer segments where innovation and services are prioritized and with a focus on Asia as the main driver for future growth. Perstorp’s strategy also reconfirms the company’s aspiration to be among the front-runners in sustainability.

 

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