THE WHAT? Evonik has named Shirley Qi Regional President for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and Head of Nutrition & Care for Asia Pacific, according to a report published by The Business Times.
THE DETAILS Qi will be the German specialty chemicals firms first female chief for the region, Business Times claims.
“I am excited to start in my new position here,” she told the newspaper. “Singapore is our gateway to markets in Southeast Asia and beyond. As the Regional President, I will be overseeing major business, investment and R&D projects in the SEAANZ region, among other responsibilities.”
THE WHY? Qi was latterly Evonik’s Head of Procurement for Asia Pacific having joined the firm in 2012. She studied business administration at Germany’s Ludwig Maximilian University.