Alexander “Xander” Wessels is at the helm of Archroma since its beginning in October 2013, bringing along 25 years of chemical, pharmaceutical and process industry experience.
Before joining Archroma, Mr Wessels spent 7 years at Royal DSM NV, where his last position was President and CEO of DSM Pharmaceutical Products, a global pharmaceutical ingredients and contract manufacturing organization.
Previously, he held various management and executive positions at Unilever, Quest International, ICI, and as Executive Committee Member of Campina.
A Dutch native, Mr Wessels has lived and worked in a number of countries around the globe. He brought to Archroma an impressive track record of driving improved business performance, disciplined growth on a global scale and the implementation of strategic initiatives focused on high growth economies, innovation and sustainable solutions.
Mr Wessels holds an MSc in Molecular Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and both an MSM and MBA from the Krannert Business School of Purdue University in the United States and Tilburg University, in the Netherlands.