February 2 2018

Univar unveils CEO Succession Plan

David Jukes to become President and CEO of Univar

Global chemicals and ingredients distributor Univar Inc. (Downers Grove, IL – United States) yesterday announced that its Board of Directors has selected David Jukes as the new President and CEO effective 09. May 2018.  Stephen D. Newlin, the current Chairman and CEO, will become Executive Chairman of Univar’s Board of Directors.  The Univar Board of Directors also expects to appoint Jukes to the board at the time of his promotion, which will coincide with the 09. May Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.


Jukes joined Univar in 2002, and later 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 2015.  In May of 2017, Jukes was promoted to President and COO of Univar Inc. where he oversees 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 Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations for Omnexus, a plastics industry e-commerce platform.  In 1991 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 / 02.02.2018

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