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AnsellCARES is a program guided and supported by a Scientific Advisory Network that includes leading scientists, physicians, educators and researchers from around the world.


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Executive Leadership


Magnus R Nicolin

BA, MBA Wharton

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since March 2010.

Prior to joining Ansell, Mr Nicolin, a Swedish citizen spent 3 years with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., most recently as President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to that he spent seven years with Esselte Business Systems, Inc. where in 2002 he led the leveraged buy-out of Esselte from the Stockholm and London Stock Exchanges. Following the buy-out he became the Chief Executive Officer of Esselte.

Mr. Nicolin has also held senior management positions with Bayer AG, Pitney Bowes and McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Nicolin holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

As an Executive Director, Magnus Nicolin is not independent



Neil Salmon

Chief Financial Officer

Neil was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ansell Limited effective July 15, 2013 and is based in the MetroPark, NJ office.

He has more than 20 years of professional finance experience, gained working across a diverse group of international businesses, and covering all areas of tax, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, business development, M&A, post merger integrations and internal audit.

Neil was born in the UK and spent the first 17 years of his career with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) where he served in operational finance leadership positions in ICI regions, GBU’s and functions based in the UK, South Africa, the US and Singapore.

Most recently, Neil was the Chief Financial Officer of Innophos, a publicly listed US specialty ingredients manufacturing company based in Cranbury, NJ, with revenues of $860 million. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Lincoln College, Oxford University and is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA).



Peter Dobbelsteijn



Peter Dobbelsteijn has been appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Ansell Guardian, the EMEA and APAC Region in August 2010.

He is responsible for Sales and Trade Marketing, Warehousing and Logistics operations across Europe, Middle-East and Africa and is based at the Ansell EMEA HQ in Brussels.

Peter has 20+ years of experience in developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies across EMEA, and for a variety of businesses.

Before joining Ansell, Dobbelsteijn was with Newell Rubbermaid where he successfully led their EMEA North Central Region.

Peter has a degree in Marketing from the Dutch Marketing Institute in Amsterdam.




Rikard was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer for EMEA/APAC region in July 2017. In this role, Rikard has responsibility for all aspects of sales execution and customer service for Ansell in EMEA and APAC and is currently based in the EMEA/APAC corporate office in Brussels, Belgium.
Rikard joined Ansell in 2010 as VP Corporate M&A and Strategy, residing in the corporate office in New Jersey. In this role, he led Ansell’s global M&A work and the annual corporate strategic planning process. In 2013, Rikard took the role as VP Finance, Business Development and Emerging Markets for the Industrial GBU, with a professional focus on growing the Industrial business in emerging markets globally.
Prior to joining Ansell, Rikard held several roles with Ahlsell AB, a leading MRO distributor in the Nordic region. As an Executive Leadership Team member with Ahlsell, Rikard held roles including Country MD for Denmark and Latvia and Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A. Rikard has also held management positions with McKinsey & Company in Sweden. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and a Master of Arts in Financial Mathematics from Columbia University in New York.



Steve Genzer


Steve joined Ansell in August 2010, to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Operations. Currently, Steve serves as President and General Manager for the Industrial Solutions Business at Ansell.

Steve sits in one of the four global headquarters for Ansell located in MetroPark, NJ.

In this latest role, Steve has responsibility for the direction of all aspects of worldwide business for Ansell Global Core Industrial Brands of HyFlex®, AlphaTec®, ActivArmr® and the mechanical protection and chemical product portfolios at Ansell.

Prior to his tenure at Ansell, Steve served as Vice President of Manufacturing for 3M in their Electronic Solutions Division based in Austin, TX. Steve worked for 3M in a variety of roles, including leading the Supply Chain and Manufacturing for a wide base of products, processes, and businesses. The majority of his career was spent supporting high-end electronic products and operations, with demanding cost pressures and new technologies. Steve also helped lead the startup of a major greenfield plant in Singapore and also led 3M’s China and Hong Kong Operations.

Steve holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from William Woods University, and executive education at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.


Michael Gilleece


Mike has been with Ansell since 2005, joining the company as Senior Counsel for the Americas Region. Over the years his responsibilities expanded and increased, with his assuming the role of Vice President & Associate General Counsel in 2012.
Mike was appointed Senior Vice President and Corporate General Counsel at Ansell in July 2017.
Prior to joining Ansell, Mike was in private practice at law firms serving and providing advice to a multinational client base. Mike received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Notre Dame.



Francois Le Jeune


François le Jeune joined Ansell in November 2004. He currently serves as SVP of Business Development & Chief Commercial Officer Body Protection SBI and is a member of the Ansell Executive Leadership Team. In March of 2013, François was appointed interim-CFO where he served until July, 2013.

Previously, he was CFO and Vice President of Ansell EMEA, where he was responsible for all financial matters and, oversaw 11 legal entities books (Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Poland, Italy, Spain, Russia, Dubai) and was a member of the EMEA Executive Team, reporting to Group CFO and the Senior VP EMEA.

In September 2010, François led the Industrial Global Finance within the new matrix structure. As of July, 2012, he moved full-time into the role of VP Finance, Emerging Markets and Business Development for the Industrial Global Business Unit.

Prior to joining Ansell, François served 13 years at Procter & Gamble in the finance department leading up to an Associate Director of Finance for the Global Home Care Division. Immediately after this tenure with Procter & Gamble, François provided two years of service to Kinetics, a California based Company as Vice President of Finance and Administration - Europe and Middle East.

François le Jeune holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, and a Master of Engineering in Physics and Material Sciences from – UCL in Belgium.


Joe Kubicek

Joe Kubicek


Joe joined Ansell in January, 2014 through the acquisition of BarrierSafe Solutions International (BSSI). Kubicek was appointed to the role of President and General Manager of the Single Use Global Business Unit.

Joe sits in the Single Use business headquarters corporate offices in Lake Forest, IL.

In this role, Joe has responsibility for portfolio management and marketing for all single-use gloves within all industry verticals and customers relationships, except for Medical markets. In addition, Joe has responsibility for providing leadership for sourcing for all single-use gloves.

Joe has nearly 25 years of working experience in a broad-range of functions including operations, finance, and senior management. He has experience working in Mexico’s maquiladora manufacturing industry in both healthcare and consumer electronics. Prior to his tenure at Ansell, Joe held the role of CFO/COO at BSSI. Prior to joining BSSI, Joe worked for Cardinal Health from 1991 to 2007, where he served in numerous roles such as VP Supply Chain, SVP Operations of the Medical/Surgical U.S. Distribution segment, and SVP of Finance for the Medical/Surgical North America $5 billion USD segment. Before Cardinal Health, Joe held the role of Finance Manager at Zenith Electronics Corp. from 1989 to 1991.

Joe holds a B.A. in Spanish and a Minor in Business from the University of Houston Honors College and an MBA from The American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird.



Debbie Lynch

Chief Human Resources Officer


Debbie joined Ansell in October, 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources for North America and Latin America, and the Medical Global Business Unit.

In February 2014, Debbie was appointed to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Debbie sits in the global corporate headquarters for Ansell located in MetroPark, NJ.

In this role, Debbie has responsibility for leadership and management of the HR function at Ansell. The mission of the HR function is to provide innovative HR solutions to foster an environment that maximizes each employee’s potential and engagement, delivers excellent business results, and establishes Ansell as a global employer of choice.

Debbie spent the first six years of her professional career in the Finance function and then moved to Human Resources, working in the Talent Management, Organizational Development, Recruiting, and Employee Relations Centers of Excellence.

The majority of Debbie’s HR career has been as a strategic business partner to global, regional, and functional groups throughout her twenty plus years in Human Resources. Debbie’s experience spans a number of different industries with companies including State Farm, Prudential Financial, Avaya, Lucent Technologies, and Sanofi.

Debbie holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from Bloomsburg University, an M.S. in Personnel Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University. Debbie also holds a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management.

Debbie is affiliated with several professional and philanthropic organizations including the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA), and serves as a board member at Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey.



Darryl Nazareth

Senior Vice President, Operations & R&D

Darryl joined Ansell in November, 2011 as Vice President, Research & Development (R&D) for the Industrial and Specialty Markets business units. Darryl sits in the Cyberjaya, Malaysia office, one of four global headquarters for Ansell.

In his current role of Senior Vice President, Operations/R&D, Darryl has management oversight of global Operations and R&D functions. Darryl is a senior executive with 25 years of broad experience in R&D, Engineering, Process Improvement, and Marketing, providing vision, strategy, and execution excellence in delivering large transformational projects with global scope.

Prior to his tenure at Ansell, Darryl served as Vice President, Engineering at Sabert Corporation, Director, Marketing, Director, Technology, and Director, Six Sigma at AlliedSignal/Honeywell, and Product and Process Development Manager at General Electric, with progressively increasing responsibilities at each.

Darryl holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton and an MBA from New York University.


Mark Nicholls


Mark was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer – Americas in 2016. In this role, Mark has responsibility for all aspects of sales execution and service delivery for Ansell Industrial and Medical businesses in the US and Canada, and for Ansell Industrial businesses in Latin America.

Mark joined Ansell in 2005 as Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008, he moved to the commercial side of the business as Medical Sales & Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), before being promoted to VP Sales for Industrial and Medical in ANZ. Following a period in the private sector leading an Australian hospital pharmacy services company, Mark rejoined Ansell in 2013 and relocated to the United States as VP Acquisition Integration & Transformational Initiatives, before transferring to the NA Region commercial organization in 2014, originally as VP Industrial National Accounts and Vertical Development, and then in 2015 taking on responsibilities for all NA Industrial Sales.

Prior to joining Ansell, Mark was a commercial lawyer with experience in private practice, international arbitration and in-house legal, insurance and risk management.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, and is based in MetroPark, New Jersey, one of four global headquarters for Ansell.



Giri Peddinti

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer

Giri Peddinti joined Ansell in January 2012 as Chief Information Officer.

Giri is a results oriented IT Executive with 20 years of deep technology and extensive business relationship management experience, providing vision, strategy and execution excellence in delivering large transformational projects with global scope. He has diverse international experience and is skilled in building technology shared services and centers of excellence, streamlining application delivery and infrastructure operations.

Giri's experience include implementing enterprise architecture, IT security and controls, supply chain processes, middle-ware, B2B/C portals and ERP capabilities.

Most recently Giri served as Global Head of Technology with Timberland, and prior to that he had held executive IT leadership positions at PepsiCo with progressively incremental responsibilities. Prior to PepsiCo, Giri held technology leadership roles at Southwest Airlines and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Giri holds a Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Amravati University, India.

Based in the Iselin office, he oversees Ansell's global IT capabilities and strategies.


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