Basel, Switzerland- December 4, 2023—Arxada, a global, science-based leader in innovative specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tafa Magaya as Senior Vice President (SVP) Growth, Strategy & Transformation. He will be based in the U.S., reporting directly to Arxada’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sanjeev Rastogi. He will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.
This newly created position reflects Arxada’s commitment to drive innovation, expand market presence and enhance growth as it leads the industry transition to cleaner, greener solutions. Tafa will work collaboratively with Arxada’s Technology & Innovation team as well as its business units to accelerate expansion in existing and new markets.
“This is an exciting time for Arxada as we welcome Tafa to our team,” said Sanjeev Rastogi, CEO, Arxada. “Arxada has industry-leading R&D and regulatory capabilities and the customers are asking for more innovative solutions. By systematically driving growth and transformation with a well-crafted strategy, possibilities are endless. I believe Tafa’s track record speaks volumes and his experience will be instrumental as Arxada moves towards future successes.”
Tafa brings a wealth of knowledge and demonstrated track record of success to the position, having consistently identified new opportunities, developed and executed strategies to drive growth in previous roles. He has held leadership positions in strategy, marketing, new business development, R&D, regulatory and business management for a diverse range of industries from automotive, construction, consumer and hygiene to personal care, healthcare and industrial markets. His business experience spans more than 22 years and 20 countries across the globe.
“Joining Arxada to lead strategic growth and transformation is an opportunity to shape the company’s trajectory while leveraging previous accomplishments and untapped capabilities,” said Tafa Magaya, SVP, Growth, Strategy & Transformation. “I am looking forward to enhancing our marketing capabilities and working closely with our talented team of scientists, engineers and business leadership as we pave the way for a thriving future.” Tafa joins Arxada from the release liner manufacturer, Loparex, where he spent the past two years as SVP of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. He held prior senior roles at Honeywell International and Atotech. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and a Master of Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Arxada is a global science-based specialty chemicals business creating innovative chemistry and solutions. With customers in more than 100 countries, it achieved sales of Chf 2.4 billion in 2022. The company aims to solve the world’s toughest preservation challenges by enhancing sustainability with cleaner, greener solutions. Arxada focuses on multiple end-markets, primarily in: Human Health & Nutrition, Home & Personal Care, Paints & Coatings and Wood Protection, providing a broad portfolio of differentiated products and solutions, supported by its science and innovation capabilities, in-depth regulatory know-how and track record in manufacturing and process development. Headquartered in Basel (Switzerland), the company’s 3,600 employees contribute to the success of its customers, spanning 24 production sites and 14 R&D centers.