Albemarle Corporation announced that Cynthia Lima has been promoted to senior vice president, chief external affairs and communications officer. Lima joined Albemarle early in 2023 as chief communications officer and has expanded her remit to include the global external affairs function. She brings extensive government affairs and communications experience spanning both public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Albemarle, Lima founded a communications and public affairs consultancy and held senior positions at domestic and global public relations agencies. Previously, Lima served in the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where she was a senate-confirmed presidential appointee. Lima is based in the company's Charlotte, N.C., headquarters and will report to Masters as part of Albemarle's Executive Leadership Team.