P2 Science Appoints Oihana Elizalde as CEO

Oihana Elizalde, CEO, P2 Science
Oihana Elizalde, CEO, P2 Science
P2 Science

P2 Science recently appointed Oihana Elizalde, Ph.D., as CEO after having served as head of sales for BASF Personal Care North America and V.P./general manager of the Mirum business at Natural Fiber Welding.

Elizalde offers a technical background, including a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Universidad del País Vasco. She joins P2 co-founder and president Patrick Foley to lead the commercialization of P2's main technology platforms, PIOzTM (air oxidation of renewable oils) and PICETM (biorenewable liquid polymers,  including Citropol) in personal care, flavors and fragrances, textiles, crop care and other specialty chemical markets. 

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Rob Bettigole, P2's Chairman of the board, commented: “Oihana is a terrific addition to the P2 team. ... Her deep experience and rapid rise through the ranks at BASF followed by success leading the  commercialization, scale up and marketing of new green technology at Natural Fiber Welding makes her a perfect leader as P2 enters a period of rapid commercial growth.” 

Elizalde commented: “I am honored to join the talented team at P2 and lead this next phase of growth and expansion. P2 has grown into a leader in the field of green chemistry, offering  products that set new standards in performance, functionality and sustainability."

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