Leadership Change at Arlanxeo
Jorge Nogueira took over as Chief Executive Officer of rubber specialist Arlanxeo, Maastricht, Netherlands, with effect from September 9, 2017. Nogueira succeeds Jan Paul de Vries, who is leaving the company to seek a new professional challenge.
Jorge Nogueira was born in Argentina. His career began in Brazil with the U.S. company Dow Chemical. After holding various managerial positions at the French chemical company Rhône-Poulenc in Brazil, China, the United States and France, he became CEO of the Brazilian company Petroflex S.A. in 2007. After Petroflex was acquired by Lanxess, Nogueira served in various leadership positions with the specialty chemicals company beginning in 2008. He has been in charge of the Tire & Specialty Rubbers business unit since January 2015. He has served as a member of the Executive Board since Arlanxeo was founded in April 2016 as joint venture between the Cologne-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess and Saudi Arabian oil producer Saudi Aramco.
“In Jorge Nogueira, a recognized industry and market expert is taking over as CEO,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Arlanxeo. At the same time, Zachert thanked the current CEO: “Jan Paul de Vries outstandingly positioned Arlanxeo in its establishment phase and was instrumental in ensuring that it has become one of the strongest players in the rubber sector.”
Christian Widdershoven will join the four-member Executive Board of Arlanxeo on behalf of Lanxess. He is currently Managing Director of Arlanxeo Netherlands B.V. and head of the Keltan EPDM business. Born in the Netherlands, Widdershoven previously held leadership positions in the rubber sector at DSM and Lanxess.
Arlanxeo Holding B.V.
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