Essen (Ruhr) / DE. (bag) Germany’s Brenntag SE, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, continues to develop its governance and organizational structures, both for the Group and the two Brenntag divisions. Since August 01, 2023, the Management Board of Brenntag SE consists of four members: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brenntag Group Christian Kohlpaintner, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Brenntag Group Kristin Neumann as well as of two divisional CEOs. Ewout van Jarwaarde, former Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), has been appointed by the Supervisory Board of Brenntag SE to lead the Brenntag Essentials division as CEO Brenntag Essentials as of August 01, 2023. Michael Friede continues to lead the Specialties division and accordingly became CEO Brenntag Specialties by the same date.
«Brenntag has reached a point in its transformation where it is all about execution and implementing the strategy along our clearly laid out roadmap,» says Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO Brenntag Group. «Brenntag is fully focused on delivering against its four-pillar «Strategy to Win» composed by our Divisional Strategies, Sustainability, M+A, and our Digital.Data.Excellence program. As our conceptual work is completed, Project Brenntag is successfully executed and as we are moving to clear line responsibilities to execute our strategy, we have decided to discontinue the CTO role established in early 2021 on board level. Assigning the responsibilities to the various board members, allows us to move to a four-member board now.»