Carsten Larsen is Chief Commercial Officer at Agilyx. An experienced commercial leader, Mr. Larsen brings more than 25 years of industrial expertise, most recently having served as commercial director, Plastics Circularity EMEA & APAC for Dow Inc. In this role he was responsible for developing new business models and growth strategies that monetize the plastics waste recycling streams for EMEA and APAC, including mechanical and chemical recycling platforms. Mr. Larsen managed the development of recycling solutions that helped customers and brand-owners achieve their sustainability objectives, enabling a shift towards a more circular economy for plastics.
Mr. Larsen is an inclusive business leader who has supported and led various activities around diversity and inclusion throughout his career. After joining Dow as a trainee in 1993, Mr. Larsen worked his way through the business holding positions in account management, marketing and business development. In 2014, Mr. Larsen moved to Johannesburg to assume the role of Managing Director for Dow Southern Africa and had commercial oversight for four businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Larsen returned to Switzerland in 2017 when he was named commercial director, EMEA & India.
Mr. Larsen holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from Copenhagen Business School. He has served on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa and the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association. He has also served as chairman for the Epoxy Industry Association.