Bob van der Leek

EVP Manufacturing and SHE Excellence

Bob van der Leek, a seasoned executive in the chemical manufacturing industry, is EVP Manufacturing and SHE Excellence at Envalior.

Previously he held the position of Vice President of Operations Europe at Nouryon. In this role, he oversaw 25 chemical manufacturing sites in the Nordics and mainland Europe.

Prior to Nouryon, Bob held key manufacturing positions at AkzoNobel, including Site Director for Ethylene Amines and Alkoxylates in Stenungsund, Sweden, and site director for Sulfur Derivatives in Cologne, Germany, making significant contributions over the course of seven years.

His roles at AkzoNobel also included Operations Manager for "New Ventures" in Greiz, Germany, and Global Technology Manager for the AkzoNobel cellulose ethers business, where he played a crucial role in shaping technology and innovation.

Bob's early career at AkzoNobel featured diverse roles in project engineering, manufacturing, technology, and R&D across Europe, the USA, and China, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of global industry dynamics.