May 11 2018

Univar appoints David Jukes as President and CEO

CEO Succession Plan completed at Univar, Stephen D. Newlin named Executive Chairman

Global chemical distributor Univar Inc. (Downers Grove, IL – United States) announced on Wednesday that its board of directors has appointed David Jukes as the Company’s President and CEO as well as to its Board of Directors, effective 09. May 2018.  Jukes succeeds Stephen D. Newlin who was appointed Executive Chairman of Univar’s Board of Birectors.  Univar sait these appointments mark the completion of the previously announced CEO succession plan.

Since joining Univar in 2002, Jukes has held various roles of increasing responsibility.  He was named President of Univar EMEA in 2011, and then President of Univar USA and Latin America in 2016.  In May 2017, Jukes was promoted to President and COO of Univar Inc. where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of Univar’s business segments, including the US, EMEA, Canada and Rest of World.  Prior to joining Univar, Jukes was the Senior VP of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations for Omnexus, a plastics industry e-commerce platform.  He started his career in 1991 when he joined Ellis & Everard, a chemical distribution company in the UK, ultimately becoming Vice President of Corporate Development for their polymers division.  Jukes is a graduate of the London Business School.


Source: Univar press release


HGE – DCG / 11.05.2018

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