Univar Names Chief Financial Officer – Europe 01/08/2009
Bellevue, Wash. – Jan. 8, 2009 – Univar, a world leader in chemical distribution, today announced that it has appointed Christophe Jeusse as chief financial officer – Europe.
Jeusse brings extensive international experience in finance to his new role with Univar. Most recently, he was the chief financial officer with Adecco Australia/New Zealand and South East Asia, a Fortune Global 500 company. During his eight years with Adecco, Jeusse held progressively senior management positions including senior vice president finance and operations for North America and internal audit and risk management director for the Adecco Group. He was able to help the company grow sustainable profits through financial management, cost containment, and business and process improvements.
Jeusse will report to both Steve Nielsen, Univar’s chief financial officer, and John van Osch, Univar’s group senior vice president – Europe. As a member of van Osch’s leadership team, Jeusse will be a key leader responsible for Univar’s growth and expansion in Europe.
Univar is one of the world’s leading independent distributors of industrial chemicals and providers of related specialty services, operating throughout North America and Europe. Univar endeavors to service its customer base, made up of some 250,000 industrial customers, with a full portfolio of products. The majority are commodities that the company buys in bulk, then processes, blends and repacks to meet the diverse requirements of the industries we serve. Others are specialties – purchased pre-packaged and sold on a technical basis, usually under a manufacturer’s own brand. Univar operates a network of approximately 200 distribution centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. In 2007, Univar reported sales of $8.1 billion. Univar has approximately 7,700 employees based throughout North America, Europe and China. The company’s registered office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with administrative support offices in Bellevue, Washington, USA, and Bradford, England, UK. For more information, visit: www.univarcorp.com
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