Haldor Topsoe Welcomes New CEO
Danish refining and chemicals engineering firm Haldor Topsoe's new CEO Roeland Baan began work June 2, leaving the equivalent position at Finnish steel company Outukumpu.
He said that the company had "made a huge difference for the refining and chemical industries for decades" and it had the "the potential to expand this strong market position and lead the way into a more sustainable and energy-efficient future."
Baan was announced as new CEO on February 7, when board chairman Jeppe Christiansen said that Baan had "remarkable global experience and a proven track record of driving growth, developing businesses and building cohesive organisation." He said Topsoe was a profitable company with a solid core business and under Baan it would continue to focus on being a global leader in the markets in which it operates. Baan follows Bjerne Clausen, who had been president and CEO since 2011, having joined the company in 1979.
Outokumpu is a global stainless steel company. Haldor Topsoe earns some money from licensing or designing gas to liquids technology.