Abiquim appoints new chairman

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brazilian chemical industry association Abiquim has appointed Fernando Figueiredo as new executive chairman.

Figueiredo will replace Eduardo Bernini as of Monday, May 2, Abiquim said in a release.

Until December 2010, Figueiredo was vice chairman and member of the executive committee of German chemical firm Basf (NYSE: BF) in South America, with responsibilities in plastics, polyurethanes, catalysts and industrial chemicals. He has also been a member of Abiquim's economic commission, spending time heading the association's legal, legislative and communication departments.

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