Marcos De Marchi New Chairman of Abiquim Management Board
Marcos Antonio De Marchi, president and CEO at Elekeiroz, is succeeding the executive Carlos Fadigas. A mechanical engineer, De Marchi has a degree from the engineering college FEI-SP, having taken such courses as the Advanced Management Program of Fundação Dom Cabral and INSEAD (Fontainebleau), as well as several others at renowned international institutions, such as Columbia University and IMD-Lausanne. Between 2005 and 2012 he was president at Rhodia Latin America, where he worked for 32 years.
He coordinates the Commission on Economics at Abiquim (short in Portuguese for Brazilian Chemical Industry Association), and he also takes part in other associations, serving as deputy chairman at the FNQ (Fundação Nacional da Qualidade, or “National Quality Foundation”) and member of the Superior Council on Economics of FIESP (the initials in Portuguese for São Paulo State Industries Federation).
“As I take the chair of the board at this reputable association, I’m convinced of the key role the chemical industry plays in our society as the engine pulling various supply chains, a creator of high-quality jobs, a promoter of solutions to the challenges of sustainability, and an entity committed to ethics and the safety of people and the environment. It’s with enthusiasm and determination that I view the mission of sensitizing governmental authorities and other stakeholders to have them promote, as it’s done in the global economy’s leading countries, policies and actions to improve the competitiveness of existing assets and foster new investments in Brazil’s chemical industry —which ranks sixth in the world—, thus reversing the trend we’ve been experiencing in the past few years,” said Marcos De Marchi.