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Martijn van Koten joins Borealis Executive Board

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the appointment of Martijn van Koten as Executive Vice President Operations to the Executive Board effective November 1, 2013. In this capacity he succeeds Herbert Willerth who will forthwith, as Deputy CEO, focus on Borealis’ Middle East and Asia activities.

Martijn van Koten joins Borealis after a distinguished and varied career of more than 19 years at Shell, which has given him broad experience covering the disciplines of Manufacturing, Technical Service, R&D and Strategic Development.  As a member of Shell’s Global Manufacturing leadership team in his most recent role as VP Manufacturing East, based in Singapore, he represented Asia and the Middle East in the Global Manufacturing organisation being responsible for Shell’s refineries, petrochemical plants and manufacturing joint ventures in the region. Prior to this assignment he fulfilled various roles ranging from Production Unit Manager, Project Manager and two times Site General Manager across several locations in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Russia, Sweden and Singapore. With this extensive background he brings all the attributes and experience needed to fulfil his new role.

Martijn van Koten has a Masters (Ir) degree in Chemical Technology from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, is married and has two daughters.

"We welcome Martijn to the Borealis Executive Board,” comments Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive. “With his deep knowledge and expertise in the many facets of Operations and beyond gained through his various senior leadership roles in different cultural and socio-economic environments, he will no doubt further strengthen our continuous quest towards Operational Excellence and cost and quality leadership. We wish him all the best in this new challenge in guiding this core part of our business into the future.

At the same time, we would like to thank Herbert Willerth for his outstanding contribution to the success of Borealis and in particular our Operations. We all look forward to continue working with Herbert in his role as Deputy CEO.”

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For further information please contact:

Kerstin Meckler, Director Communications
Tel. +43 (0)1 22 400 389 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: kerstin.meckler@borealisgroup.com 

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