Jorge Nogueira is the new CEO of Arlanxeo
Jorge Nogueira will be the new Chief Executive Officer of synthetic rubber supplier Arlanxeo with effect from September 9, 2017. The Argentinian succeeds Jan Paul de Vries. Arlanxeo is the joint venture between the Cologne-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess and Saudi Arabian oil producer Saudi Aramco,
“Jorge Nogueira will drive the company forward in a persisting difficult market environment,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Arlanxeo.
Earlier he was heading the Tire and Specialty Rubbers (TSR) business unit of Arlanxeo. He has served as a member of the Executive Board since the company was founded in April 2016.
Jorge Nogueira was born in Argentina. His career began in Brazil with Dow Chemical. After holding variousmanagerial positions at the French chemical company Rhône-Poulenc in Brazil, China, the United States and France. He became CEO of the Brazilian company Petroflex S.A. in 2007. After Petroflex was acquired by Lanxess, Nogueira served in various leadership
positions with the specialty chemicals company in 2008.
He has been in charge of the Tire and Specialty Rubbers business unit since January 2015. Christian Widdershoven will join the four-member Executive Board of Arlanxeo on behalf of Lanxess. He is currently Managing Director of Arlanxeo Netherlands B.V. and head of the Keltan EPDM business.