Azelis: New Regional Managing Director
Azelis Benelux NV, Kraainem, Belgium, announced the appointment of Michel Vandermeiren as Regional Managing Director for Benelux & France. Michel joins the company from Univar, where he was Managing Director Benelux. His responsibilities will include driving the group strategy throughout the Benelux region and the delivery of each of the International Business Directors’ commercial plans. He will also take ultimate accountability for the region’s financial results.
Michel holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and a marketing degree from Insead. Prior to joining Univar, he had gained extensive sales and marketing experience across different industries, with companies such as Air Products & Chemicals in UK, Specialty Gases in France and Roland-Vopak in Benelux. He succeeds Rémi Magniere who has been managing director since 2003 and who played a significant role in the structural modernization of the company. Azelis will continue to rely upon his further support on specific projects until his retirement at the end of 2011.
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