Effective March 1, 2023, Ib Jensen will take over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perstorp Group, Malmö /Sweden, a leading specialty chemicals company and since 2022 part of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia.
Jensen is a senior industry executive with a long career as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, a skill that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp. Jensen has been CFO of Perstorp for the past year and was considered the most qualified candidate based on his knowledge of the company and long-term experience of the specialty chemicals industry. Previous experience includes CFO and executive roles within Finance and IT at companies such as Arxada, Lonza, Syngenta, Danisco and Lego.
After more than 9 successful years as the CEO, Secher has decided to step down. This decision was made prior to the acquisition by PCG, allowing for a full search process to be conducted for his replacement.
Secher remains in the CEO role until March 1, 2023, and will thereafter serve as an advisor to the new CEO and the Chairman, focusing on strategy and transferring external relationships. Monica Jönsson, currently deputy CFO, will then take on the role as CFO.