The work of her colleagues across the organization is a constant source of inspiration to Montserrat Bel, a passionate member of Archroma’s Global Hazard Communication team.

Montserrat Bel may have been with the company for nine years, but she still finds inspiration all around her at work. “What I find most inspiring at Archroma is the knowledge of the experts,” she says, many of whom she has to connect with through her role in Global Hazard Communication. Since 2018, she has been deputy to the Global Head of Hazard Communication, Eleonore Braun – having joined back in 2010 as an intern.

Montserrat is a product stewardship expert, but her role frequently requires her to supplement her own expertise in areas like chemical regulation with the knowledge of colleagues from across the organization. The changes at Archroma over the last few years have made it easier to work across departments, she believes.

The challenge of constantly engaging with new ideas can be truly fascinating. “Sometimes, I get lost in email chains just for the fun of seeing, for instance, the chemical background of our products, how a molecule is developed, how a lab process is transformed into an industrial process…” Montserrat is full of respect and admiration for the work her colleagues do. “You would not believe what our experts know and are capable of, and I am lucky to witness it, even if only partially.”

“The key to success is to insist”

Her commitment to hard work has enabled her to blossom throughout her career at Archroma.

Montserrat isn’t just passionate about her work. Outside the office, she unwinds by playing the piano, whether for herself or to entertain her children and husband. “Music is food for my soul and mind,” she says.

Her family life, of course, feeds back into her work, and is a key reason she appreciates Archroma’s philosophy. “As a mother of two children, I hope we can leave a sustainable industry as a legacy.”

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