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Leo Alders appointed acting CEO of Borealis fertilizers, melamine and technical nitrogen business

August 8, 2021
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

Borealis has appointed Leo Alders as acting CEO (a.i.) of its fertilizers, melamine and technical nitrogen business (Borealis’ nitrogen business) effective 1 September 2021. In his new role, Leo Alders will be succeeding Rainer Hoefling, who steps down from his current role as CEO. Rainer Hoefling’s next assignment within the broader Borealis group of companies will be announced separately.

Before joining Borealis in 1994 as Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Leo Alders held positions at Philips Electronics, Bayer, and Neste Chemicals. At Borealis, he held several leadership positions in Operations and Process Safety. He was appointed Vice President Base Chemicals in 2018 before taking on his current role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Borealis’ nitrogen business.

Leo Alders holds a Master degree in Industrial Sciences from Thomas More University in Mechelen, Belgium. He is Belgian, married and father of four children.

“I am delighted that Leo has been named my successor as CEO of Borealis’ nitrogen business,” comments Rainer Hoefling. “The combination of long-term expertise, profound understanding of the business, and dedication make him the right person to lead this organisation.”

By Borealis, Press Release

Source: borealisgroup.com

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