April 22 2016

Univar appoints David Jukes to new Role

David Jukes named President Univar USA & Latin America

Global chemicals distributor Univar, Inc.  (Downers Grove, IL, USA)  has named David Jukes Executive Vice President and President USA & Latin America, reporting to CEO Erik Fyrwald. In the new role he will have “overall responsibility for managing Univar’s commercial and supply cahin operations in the US”, in addition to his current leadership role for Latin America.

David Jukes, who has 35 years of experience in the chemicals and polymers distribution industry, is credited with the turnaround of Univar’s businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is a graduate of London Business School and has joined Univar in 2002.


In a related move, Chris Oversby has been named President Univar Europe Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), also reporting to the CEO of the company. Oversby, who joined Univar in 2012 as President Global Oil, Gas and Mining, will relocate to the European head office in Chertsey, Surrey, UK later in the year. He holds an MBA with Merrit from Leeds University Business School and is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


The moves are effective 01.06.2016


Univar press release


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