Management Change at Arlanxeo
Donald Chen to Take over from Jorge Nogueira
Donald Chen will become the new Chief Executive Officer of Arlanxeo, Maastricht, Netherlands, with effect from May 1, 2019. He succeeds Jorge Nogueira, who is retiring after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
Experienced Industry Leader
Donald Chen has come from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), where he was responsible for operations in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, since January 2016 and was also a member of the Executive Council of ADM. He previously worked as Vice President at Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical.
He also served as Regional Vice President for Hydrocarbon & Energy at Dow Chemical and as Vice President for Major Projects in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. Before, he held various positions at Royal Dutch Shell in Research & Development, Commercial & Marketing, Strategy & Planning and Operations & Business Development in China, Europe, the Middle East and Pacific for almost twenty years.
He has a Master's degree in engineering and a doctorate from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
About the Company
Arlanxeo is a synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion in 2018, about 3900 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in 9 countries. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. The company was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco. On January 1st, 2019, Saudi Aramco, a producer of energy and chemicals, became the sole owner of Arlanxeo.
Arlanxeo Holding B.V.
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