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Croda appoints Sandra Breene as president

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By: Tom Branna

Croda appoints Sandra Breene as president

Croda: appointed Sandra Breene as president, global personal care and actives. She replaces Kevin Gallagher, who retired Dec. 31, 2015.

A graduate in chemistry from Hull University with an MBA from Leeds University, Breene’s career has spanned 25 years with Croda International Plc. During this time, she has held many positions, initially in the laboratory as a research chemist from where she moved into sales, marketing and business roles primarily in personal care.

She spent five years with Croda in Singapore with the responsibility for sales and marketing for the entire Asian region before returning to the UK in 2006. During the past 10 years, Breene has held business leadership positions in Croda’s personal care, life sciences (crop and health care) and performance technology divisions, most recently as president for crop and health care. In addition, she had regional responsibility for Croda’s business in Europe/EEMEA. She was appointed to Croda International’s executive committee in 2012. 

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