Borealis announces the appointment of Maria Ciliberti to the position of Vice President Marketing and New Business Development, Polyolefins, effective 11 July 2016. Ciliberti joins Borealis directly from Celanese Europe in Amsterdam, where she had served as Vice President Sales - Europe, Middle East and Africa for one year after having held the position at Celanese in Germany since 2012.
Wien/Austria – Maria Ciliberti first joined Ticona Engineering Polymers, a business unit of Celanese, in 2005. She has also held various senior positions at Composite Technologies and Owens Corning (both located in Michigan, US); and General Electric Plastics (in The Netherlands and in Michigan).
A native of the United States, Ciliberti, began her career in polyolefins at The Dow Chemical Company in 1989 after earning back-to-back degrees from The Ohio State University of Columbus, Ohio: a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1985), and a Master of Business Administration (1989). Maria Ciliberti is married with four sons.
"We are exceedingly pleased to welcome Maria Ciliberti to Borealis," says Alfred Stern, Borealis Executive Vice President, Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology. "As a results-oriented personality with a prodigious amount of international experience she is the ideal person to lead our Polyolefin Marketing and New Business Development organisation. We trust that she will continue to build on her impressive track record of growing business portfolios by creating value through innovation."