Our leadership team represents decades of industry experience coupled with entrepreneurial spirit and passion for natural chemistry.
Alexander joined Vantage™ in August 2020 as Senior Vice President for the Region Europe. Prior to this he served at FoamParter AG as a member of the Board and Executive Vice President Region Europe. From 2002 till 2018 he held various leadership roles at Clariant AG, including Business Director Industrial Applications & Base Products where he led a sales team across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also spent four years in India executing Clariant´s regional strategy.Alexander has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Münster, Germany and a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in business economics from Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany.
Alberto consulted for Vantage™ before officially joining us in 2020 to lead our LATAM Region. Prior to his consulting work, he spent more than 20 years with The Dow Chemical Company, holding various roles in finance, business analysis and strategic planning and, most recently, as the Hydrocarbons Business Director for LATAM. His positions have entailed moves to Switzerland, Belgium and the U.S.
Alberto completed a six-year undergraduate/graduate degree program at the School of Economic Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, as well as graduate work in business economics from Universidad del Sur. He now resides in his original home city, Buenos Aires.
Serge joined Vantage in 2018 as Senior Executive Vice President for Vantage’s Personal Care division and member of Vantage Executive Leadership Team. Serge is a growth-oriented executive with over 20 years’ experience in multinational organizations such as BASF, Eastman, General Electric and Solvay in Europe and North America. Prior to joining Vantage, Serge was part of the team that transformed Addivant into a winning supplier of Antioxidants to the global polymer industry, under the ownership of SK Capital, a private equity firm focused on chemicals.
Serge has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Claude Bernard University in France, and a Master’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Science from the Institut de Pharmacie Industrielle de Lyon.
When Sumeet joined Vantage™ in 2021, he already had a deep understanding of our commercial operations. As Executive Vice President for the Mensana consulting group, he worked with our leaders to further our Commercial Excellence initiatives and to refine our overall business strategy. Sumeet has spent more than a decade in various leadership roles with consulting companies, driving sustainable change in large-scale organizations and delivering tangible financial results. He has led teams to bring both operational and commercial improvements in a variety of industries.
Sumeet earned his Honors in Business Administration through the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Canada and lives in Toronto.