In memory of Renier Vree, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nouryon

28 Jun 2023 - News

On June 27, 2023, Renier Vree, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nouryon, unexpectedly passed away.

Renier was there at the creation of Nouryon and played an instrumental role in shaping Nouryon to become a global specialty chemicals leader. He joined the company in 2018 from Arcadis, a publicly listed global design, engineering and management consulting company. At Arcadis, he served as Chief Financial Officer for eight years and as a member of the Board of Management, as well as interim CEO for six months. Renier was a member of the board of directors of Nobian and Chairman of the Committee of the “Future Role of the CFO” at the Association of Register Controllers (VRC) in the Netherlands.

“We are truly privileged to have worked alongside such a thoughtful, passionate and devoted colleague and friend. We will be forever grateful to Renier for his dedication and positive impact to Nouryon,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO at Nouryon. “The Company’s focus is on supporting his family and team and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this sad time.” 

Effective immediately, and until completion of a formal search, Sander Bovee, Vice President Control and Treasury, will lead an interim “Office of the CFO” which will oversee all Finance activities. Sander has been with the company for over 25 years and has held several corporate and business leadership roles across Asia, US and Europe.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


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