Mercedes Alonso


Born 1966, Spanish and Swiss citizen

Independent of the Company and significant shareholders

Starting date: April 27, 2022

Board committees: Member of the Audit Committee

Main occupation: Miscellaneous positions of trust

Education: M.Sc. (Chem)

Primary working experience:

Neste Corporation, Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, and Member of the Executive Committee (2019–2023);

LyondellBasell, Marketing Director, Advanced Polymer Solutions, Europe (2019–);

Schulman, several different roles (2013–2019), Managing Director, Engineered Composites Europe (2016–2019) and Global Director, Corporate Marketing (2013–2016);

Dow Chemical, several different roles (1991–2013), including Global Business Excellence Leader, Advanced Materials, Europe (2010–2013), Product Marketing Director and Global Product Director;

Dow Elastomers, EMEA (2005–2010), European Commercial Development Program Director (2002–2005) and Product Marketing & New Business Development Manager, EMEA (2000–2002)

Key positions of trust:

OQ Chemicals, Member of the Shareholders' Committee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee (2023–);  

Sustainability Advisory Forum, Chair (2022–2023);

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee (2020–2023)