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Barentz appoints Derk-Jan Terhorst as new CFO

Senior Management Change at Netherlands-based Life Science Ingredients Distributor

Life science ingredients distributor Barentz International N.V. (Hoofddorp, The Netherlands) announced that it appointed Derk-Jan Terhorst the company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and as a Member of the Board, starting from 01. September 2021. 


According to the announcement, Derk-Jan has significant experience in international financial management, having worked for Ahold Delhaize for over 15 years including as CFO in Central Europe and as CFO for Stop & Shop in MA, USA. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer at Tony’s Chocolonely.


Following this appointment, Jos van der Linden will step down as CFO and Board Member after 24 years.


Source: Barentz press release


HGE – DCG / 29.07.2021

Kai Froböse appointed new CFO of the Biesterfeld Group

Management Change at Biesterfeld AG following retirement of long-time CFO Christian Wolfsohn 

Polymers and speciality chemicals distributor Biesterfeld AG (Hamburg, Germany),  has appointed Kai Froböse as the new Chief Financial Officer. effective 01. July 2020. He succeeded Christian Wolfsohn, who has retired from Biesterfeld AG at the end of June 2020, after more than 14 years as CFO.


Froböse, who graduated with a degree in business administration, has experience in the logistics, wind power and automotive sector, where he held various management positions in the fields of finance, business development, purchasing and project management. Over more than 15 years, he has accumulated extensive experience in international corporate structures as well as in family-owned companies, according to the statement.


Biesterfeld press release


HGE / DCG – 14.07.2020

OQEMA announces new Members of its Executive Board

Preparations for Generation Change at German Distribution Group with new Additions to Executive Board

Chemicals distributor OQEMA AG (Mönchengladbach, Germany)  has recently announced its new Executive Board (“Vorstand”). Besides Peter Overlack as long-time Chief Executive (CEO), new members are Patrick Barthels as Chief Sales Officer (“CSO”) in charge of Sales and Purchasing, and Hartmut Kunz as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”).


In an interview published on the company website, Peter Overlack, third generation shareholder of the company founded by his grandfather, lays out his future plans for the company. He also indicates that he is working on the planning process for his succession at the helm of the company within the next few years. He will by then have spent close to 35 years in the family enterprise. 


The full interview can be accessed via the link: https://oqema.com/de/news/detail/news/neuer-vorstand-bei-der-oqema-ag-2/  

Source: OQEMA press release


HGE – DCG / 08.04.2020

Univar Solutions appoints Nicholas W. Alexos as Executive Vice President and CFO

Former Dentsply Sirona Executive joins US Chemicals and Ingredients Distributor

Global chemicals and ingredients distributor Univar, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL – United States) last week announced the appointment of Nicholas W. Alexos as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 06. January 2020. Alexos succeeds Carl J. Lukach , who will transition to Executive Vice President Corporate Development, to focus on the company’s portfolio management and to generate growth initiatives.

According to the announcemnet, Alexos “joins Univar Solutions after serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Dentsply Sirona, Inc., where he led key growth strategies and successfully executed portfolio shaping initiatives. Previously he served as a Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, where he helped a wide array of portfolio companies achieve growth and margin expansion.”


Source: Univar press release

HGE – DCG / 23.12.2019