In January 2021, Esther Berrozpe was appointed CEO of Ontex, a leading international personal hygiene group. With 10,000 around the world and revenue of 2.09 billion Euro in 2020, Ontex engineers and makes high quality products for Baby Care, Feminine Care and Adult Care, distributed in more than 110 countries to consumers, retailers, institutional and private healthcare providers around the world. Headquartered in Aalst, Belgium, Ontex is listed on Euronext Brussels and are part of the Bel Mid®.
Prior to joining Ontex, Esther Berrozpe was President of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Whirlpool Corporation and the Executive Vice President of the company, the global leader in large home appliances, which in 2018 made 21 billion dollars in sales, had 92,000 employees and 65 production, research and development centers.
With a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Deusto in San Sebastián, she led the company’s integration and transformation process following the acquisition of Indesit Company by Whirlpool in 2014.
Esther Berrozpe has an extensive international track record of more than two decades working in consumer goods companies, where she held positions of responsibility both in Europe and the United States. She has also worked for Paglieri, Sare Lee and the Wella Group. She also has long-standing experience in the commercial, industrial and logistics sectors, as well as in talent management and culture change, and in mergers and acquisitions.
Esther Berrozpe was an independent Board Director in Pernod Ricard, Ontex Group and Roca Corporación until December 2020.