Borealis names Maria Ciliberti as new Vice President Marketing and New Business Development
Maria Ciliberti, Borealis Vice President Marketing and New Business Development
Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the appointment of Maria Ciliberti to the position of Vice President (VP) Marketing and New Business Development, Polyolefins, effective 11 July 2016. Maria Ciliberti joins Borealis directly from Celanese Europe BV in Amsterdam, where she had served as Vice President Sales - Europe, Middle East and Africa for one year after having held the position at Celanese GmbH in Germany since 2012. Maria Ciliberti first joined Ticona Engineering Polymers, a business unit of Celanese, in 2005. She has also held various senior positions at Composite Technologies and Owens Corning (both located in Michigan, US); and General Electric Plastics (in The Netherlands and in Michigan).
A native of the United States, Maria Ciliberti, began her career in polyolefins at The Dow Chemical Company in 1989 after earning back-to-back degrees from The Ohio State University of Columbus, Ohio: a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1985), and a Master of Business Administration (1989). Maria Ciliberti is married with four sons.
“We are exceedingly pleased to welcome Maria Ciliberti to Borealis,” says Alfred Stern, Borealis Executive Vice President, Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology. “As a results-oriented personality with a prodigious amount of international experience she is the ideal person to lead our Polyolefin Marketing and New Business Development organisation. We trust that she will continue to build on her impressive track record of growing business portfolios by creating value through innovation.”
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Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has around 6,500 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 7.7 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 988 million in 2015. The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of Abu Dhabi owns 64% of the company, the remaining 36% belonging to OMV, an international, integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna. Borealis provides services and products to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Building on its proprietary Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and more than 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borealis and Borouge support key industries with a wide range of applications in the areas of energy, automotive, pipes, consumer products, healthcare, and advanced packaging.
The Borouge 3 plant expansion will make Borouge the world’s largest integrated polyolefins complex. Once fully ramped up in 2016, the additional 2.5 million tonnes of polyolefins capacity will yield a total Borouge capacity of 4.5 million tonnes, and a combined Borealis and Borouge capacity of 8 million tonnes.
Borealis offers a wide range of base chemicals, including melamine, phenol, acetone, ethylene, propylene, butadiene and pygas, servicing a wide range of industries. Borealis also creates real value for the agricultural industry, selling approximately 5 million tonnes of fertilizers. Technical nitrogen and melamine products complement the portfolio with applications ranging from mono-nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement to glues and laminates in the wood working industry.
Borealis and Borouge aim to proactively benefit society by taking on real societal challenges and offering real solutions. Both companies are committed to the principles of Responsible Care®, an initiative to improve safety performance within the chemical industry, and work to solve the world's water and sanitation challenges through product innovation and their Water for the World™ programme.
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