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Independent management consultants specializing in the chemical industry

Consultants in the Umbrex chemical industry practice have experience across the major segments of the industry, including commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals. We connect our clients with the right independent consultant for their project needs. Over 90% of our chemical industry practice consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in roles in the chemical industry.

Examples of how we help clients in the chemical industry

Developed and implemented an innovation management system for the synthetic rubber division of a Russian petrochemicals company.
Led due diligence, negotiation, and acquisition of a chemicals company for a $1B industrial cleaning and maintenance company.
For a $6.2B fragrance and flavor company, led the global redesign of 49 manufacturing plants. Transformed the worst performing plant to one of the best within 2 years.
For a $4.5B chemical company with 18,000 employees across 13 countries, led the HR pre-merger activities that impacted 10,000 employees.
For a $1B chemical company, reduced time to market for new products by 50% and eliminated 20% of SKUs.

Chemical industry experience at top firms such as:

Director Strategy and Operations Control

Senior Director


Director R&D Performance Materials

Director Corporate Strategy

Manager, Global Innovation and Business Development

Head of Corporate Development department

CFO - Lithium Division

Vice President Flavour Operations, North America

SVP Human Resources

What clients say

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Useful resources on the chemicals industry recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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