Senior Management Team


Saurabh Gurnurkar - Managing Director

  • 9+ years of experience in Investment Management, prior to assuming roles in Vivimed/UQUIFA in 2013.
  • Holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and, an MBA in Finance & International Business.
  • Previously associated with firms such as Prudential Financial, Credit Suisse and Kotak Mahindra Group. 


Pilar Valle - Chief Financial Officer - Finance, Accounting & Information Technologies

  • Ms Valle has nearly 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting of manufacturing companies.
  • She was associated with firms like Arthur Andersen as a statutory auditor.
  • Large experience in Taxes, Internal Controls and International reporting.
  • She has been with Uquifa since 1999.
  • Holds a Bachelors in Economics and Business Administration and masters in International Accounting Standards. Business Executive Program of Advanced Management and  Global Growth Business Strategies.


Miguel Angel Maceda - COO, UQUIFA Mexico

  • Highly motivated professional with 30 years of experience in Managing Direction, Operations and Supply Chain.
  • Curious to learn, passionate to develop talent.
  • And the last 2 years as Managing Director being end-to-end business responsible: Sales, People Care, EHS, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Engineering & Maintenance, Purchasing, Customer Care, Manufacturing and Finance.
  • Proven ability to define: Strategies, tactics, solutions to improve KPIs and implement cultural change through inclusive and inspiring leadership.


Peter Acs - COO of Soneas Chemicals

  • Joined SONEAS in 2021 as General Manager and COO.
  • Peter has 20 years’ experience in the Chemical Industry.
  • He has worked in Operations as Production Manager, in Supply Chain Planning, in Product Management and has IT project experience with implementation of Business Applications.
  • Most recently Peter has worked at PPG Industries as a EMEA R&D Director, leading teams in Hungary, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, the UK, Romania, and Poland.
  • Peter holds an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Economics.