Sibelco appoints new Chairman and board members

Leading industrial minerals company Sibelco today unveiled Paul Depuydt as Chairman of the Board, succeeding Bert De Graeve who will end his tenure as planned after the General Meeting of April 2024, having held a position in the Board since May 2015.  

Mr Depuydt has joined the Sibelco Board in May 2023 and is Board member and previous CFO and COO of Ravago Group, a multinational provider of polymers, chemicals and building materials. Prior to this, he spent several years with telecom infrastructure company Alcatel-Lucent, in different international positions, e.g. as CEO for the Benelux, and was Chairman of Agoria, the federation representing Belgian technology companies. Mr Depuydt also holds board positions with De Eik, Televic, WeAreOneWorld and Alides, and several advisory positions.   

The shareholders’ meeting also confirmed Maxime Jadot, Séverine de Sadeleer, Curd Vandekerckhove and Paul Cornet de Ways-Ruart as new Board members. 

Commenting on the appointments, Sibelco CEO Hilmar Rode said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul and our new Board members at such an exciting and challenging time for Sibelco. Their skills and experience will undoubtedly support our ongoing transformation and journey to become the world’s leading industrial minerals company. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Bert De Graeve and other retiring Board members, whose leadership and guidance over the past years have been invaluable for Sibelco.” 

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Sibelco is a global leader in material solutions. Sibelco mines, processes and sells specialty industrial minerals – particularly silica, clays, feldspathics and olivine – and is a leader in glass recycling. Sibelco’s solutions support the progress of modern life and serve industries as diverse as glass, ceramics, construction, coatings, polymers and water purification. The Sibelco Group has production facilities in more than 30 countries and a team of some 5,000 people.  

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