Chemical industry veteran Daniele Ferrari joins SK Capital Partners

17 February 2021

SK Capital Partners LP, the private equity firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, announced the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Mr. Daniele Ferrari as Senior Director.

Mr. Ferrari brings 35 years of direct management and management experience in the chemical industry to SK Capital Partners, most recently as Managing Director of Versalis SpA, one of Europe's largest chemical companies, and as Chairman of Matrìca SpA, a joint venture formed with Novamont, the leader in the bioplastics sector at the forefront of sustainable development in chemicals. At Versalis SpA, Mr. Ferrari led the company's efforts to reposition itself downstream and develop its portfolio of specialty, sustainable and high-margin chemicals; he also created the company's global BioTech business unit. Mr. Ferrari started his career at Agip Petroli, a subsidiary of Eni SpA and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI),

Mr. Ferrari also brings valuable leadership skills in sustainable development, promoting processes that foster a more circular economy, and developing and using sustainable chemical solutions. He is the last outgoing president of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the most important trade association for the European chemical industry. He also chaired PlasticsEurope Brussels, the association of European plastics manufacturers, and was a member of the board of directors of the Alliance to End Plastics Waste (AEPW).

A graduate in industrial chemistry, Mr. Ferrari holds an honorary master's degree in chemical sciences from the University of Ferrara. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR), of which he chairs the audit committee. He also sits on the board of the Oxford University Business Economics Program.

Barry Siadat, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SK Capital, said: “Daniele Ferrari brings to our Company an unmatched level of leadership and management experience. He has successfully managed numerous companies in the chemical sector for several decades and is passionate about sustainability. His in-depth knowledge and experience of our business sectors make him the ideal person to take on his new role at SK Capital. ”

"SK Capital is renowned in its industry for its management and investment expertise and its ability to harness it to transform and improve businesses," said Mr. Ferrari. I am very happy to join the SK Capital team and look forward to working on the continued growth and success of the business. ”

Jamshid Keynejad, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SK Capital, added: “Mr. Ferrari's leadership qualities are well known in our industry. He brings to SK Capital an exceptional set of skills and decades of operational experience. We are delighted to welcome him to our team and look forward to working together to increase the value of our portfolio and support the growth of our Company. ”


SK Capital is a private investment company firmly focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors. Its goal is to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term economic value. SK Capital draws on its industry, operations and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into better performing and strategically positioned organizations, showing increased growth and profitability as well as operational risk. decreases. SK Capital's business portfolio generates annual sales of approximately $ 11 billion. The Company, which employs more than 15,000 people worldwide, operates 137 sites in 28 countries. SK Capital currently has approximately $ 4.86 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit the .

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