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Clariant announces new appointments

Jun '07
Clariant announced a comprehensive series of senior management appointments to strengthen its commitment to achieving World-Class Performance.

The appointments create a leadership team that blends highly experienced, long-standing Clariant executives with outside talent, all of whom have excellent track records in driving change and achieving outstanding results. This also marks a major step forward in developing a culture characterized by a customer and market orientation, entrepreneurship, innovation and strong accountability.

“Our strategic direction is the right one and we are making progress toward achieving our goals,” Clariant CEO Jan Secher said. “To further accelerate our progress, I have madeseveral key appointments to strengthen the team and to deliver on our promises.”

New Board of Management:
To lead the Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals Division, the company has appointed Philippe Royer, who will take up his duties on July 1st. Mr. Royer, a French national, has spent most of the past decade as head of several business units for the global aluminium group Alcoa.

To lead the Pigments & Additives Division, the company has appointed Okke Koo, who will take up his duties on August 1st. Mr. Koo, a Dutch national, was until recently the chief executive of Avebe, a Netherlands based starch manufacturer, with offices in 20 countries and approximately 2,000 employees.

In recognition of the vital importance of people management and of further developing a world-class performance culture, the Human Resources function will become a Board of Management-level position on July 1st and will continue to be led by Johann Steiner. Current Board of Management Members

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