- Peter Gommers
- Director Commercial Excellence Specialty Chemicals
- AkzoNobel, Netherlands
After a degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD Biotechnology at the Delft University of Technology followed by a MBA from INSEAD, Peter joined McKinsey and Company as general management consultant. Here he gained extensive experience in strategic, organizational and operational projects in a variety of industries. Already then his focus was on managing innovation and commercial effectiveness as an active member of the "European Chemical Practice". During the majority of his career with AkzoNobel Peter has fulfilled various positions as General Manager in several Chemicals businesses. But also he has gained extensive experience in designing and implementing major, global change programs like post-merger integrations and functional excellence programs. Now, Peter has started the Commercial Excellence journey for Specialty Chemicals. This functional excellence program features all elements that are on the agenda of this conference: deeply understanding customer.