Jan. 10, 2023 - UPM has appointed Christian Librera as Senior Vice President Biofuels to lead the company's Biofuels business platform as of 1 January 2023.
Librera joins UPM coming from Clariant where he had been leading the Biofuels & Derivatives business since 2020. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and has built a career in the chemicals industry, holding various senior management positions with technical and commercial responsibilities in Clariant and before that in Celanese.
"Our innovative, sustainable solutions to replace fossil-based materials in fuels and chemicals are a cornerstone of UPM group's future growth and I am very happy that we will further increase our capabilities in biofuels with the appointment of Christian Librera," said Winfried Schaur, Executive Vice President Biorefining & Technology at UPM.
UPM noted that Librera will complement the existing Biofuels leadership team in their effort to further expand the position in the market, including the preparations for a potential investment of a new biorefinery in Rotterdam, and building on the success of the existing Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland.
UPM delivers renewable and responsible solutions and innovates for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood.
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