September 20, 2022

Borealis appoints Jonatas Melo as Vice President Performance Materials

Borealis announces the appointment of Jonatas Melo as Vice President Performance Materials effective 1 August 2022.

Borealis announces the appointment of Jonatas Melo as Vice President Performance Materials effective 1 August 2022. In this position he will be responsible for driving the Infrastructure and Consumer Products businesses globally in line with Borealis’ circular ambitions.

Before joining Borealis in 2011, Jonatas Melo held several positions at Cosan and ExxonMobil in Brazil, South America. At Borealis he started in Business Finance, then moved to roles in Supply Chain Management and Business Optimisation in Vienna, Austria. In 2013, Jonatas Melo moved to Borouge, where he held Vice President roles in Supply Chain Management, Strategy and Commercial functions both in the UAE and in Singapore. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President Asia South in Borouge.

Jonatas Melo holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

“We warmly welcome Jonatas Melo back to Borealis. He is an international leader with solid experience in increasing performance and driving change in multinational companies,” says Lucrèce Foufopoulos, Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy and Innovations & Technology. “We look forward to jointly realising our ambitions to further accelerate the Borealis Polyolefins transformation to a carbon-neutral, advanced and circular growth business.”


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About Borealis

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions and a European front-runner in polyolefins recycling. In Europe, we are a market leader in base chemicals and fertilizers. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility.
In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 6,900 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2021, we generated total sales of EUR 12.342 EUR billion and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).

About Borealis EverMinds

Launched in 2018, EverMinds™ is an umbrella brand uniting the wide range of Borealis activities and initiatives aimed at making plastics more circular. As a dedicated platform, EverMinds promotes a circular mind-set among all Borealis stakeholders. The platform encompasses proprietary Borealis technologies as well as established brands such as Purpolen™ and Dipolen™. It facilitates deeper collaboration between Borealis and its partners in order to develop innovative and sustainable polyolefins solutions based on the circular model of recycling, re-use and design for circularity. EverMinds also extends to pioneering corporate programmes such as Project STOP, and engagement in industry initiatives like the Polyolefins Circular Economy Platform (PCEP), and Project CEFLEX. |

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