December 21 2020

Brenntag appoints Ewout van Jarwaarde as Chief Transformation Officer

Management Board expanded with newly created CTO Position

Global chemical distributor Brenntag SE (Essen, Germany) announced  that it has appointed Ewout van Jarwaarde as new Member of the Board of Management and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). He will assume his role in the newly created position as of 01. January 2021 and will be responsible for the execution of the company’s global transformation program “Project Brenntag”,  which is supposed “to further expand the company´s leading market position and drive sustainable organic earnings growth”.


Van Jarwaarde, a 37-year-old Dutchman, will also “be responsible for driving functional excellence, realising digital and data-driven business opportunities as well as developing the group-wide IT and indirect procurement functions”,  Brenntag said in the announcement. Most recently he was CEO of, a marketplace for high quality used cars, part of LeasePlan (Amsterda, Te Netherlands) with operations across Europe. At LeasePlan, he was responsible for its used car business for the development, launch and scaling of Prior to this position van Jarwaarde was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam focusing on strategy development, commercial and operational excellence transformations and building digital and data-driven capabilities across various industries globally.


Source: Brenntag press release


HGE – DCG / 21.12.2020

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