Perstorp has appointed Valentina Serra Holm as Vice President Engineered Fluids, where she will strengthen the group’s focus on key market segments with her experience and expertise from the industry.
“Adding Valentina to the Strategic Markets & Innovation team further demonstrates Perstorp’s commitment to being a global sustainable solutions provider within the Engineered Fluids segment,” said Patrice Pinsard, EVP Strategic Markets and Innovation. “Perstorp has a strategy of investing for growth to offer a broader portfolio of specialty products and solutions, and Valentina is going to help us meet our objectives. She has great experience in the lubricants market, and I am convinced she will contribute to future value creation in a very successful way.”
Valentina Serra Holm has been active in the oil and lubricant industry for over 20 years, in areas spanning research & development, market development, sales, and strategic marketing. Previous appointments include several senior global leadership positions at companies such as Nynäs AB, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, and Koras AG. Since 2016 she has also served as President of UEIL, the Union of the European Lubricants Industry.
“I am very excited to be joining Perstorp,” said Serra Holm. “I am really impressed by its great portfolio of high-performance specialty esters, its long-term commitment to the lubricant industry, and its inspiring sustainability journey – and I am looking forward to taking part in that journey.”
The Union of the European Lubricants Industry
The Union of the European Lubricant industry (UELI) has as its mission to represent and defend the interests of the independent lubricant operators in Europe and to support informed policy making. In addition, it aims to educate stakeholders on the value and benefit of the lubricants industry for the economy, society, and the environment. UELI represents more than 450 companies and around 100 000 employees, was founded in 1963 with its headquartered in Paris, France. Since 2005 UELI operates with Brussels as its base.
Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.
Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on 140 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,430 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2021 amounted to 13.5 billion SEK.