Joost Verploeg has been appointed as Managing Director Basell International Trading FZE. In this position, he will be responsible for the Marketing, Planning, Sales, and Applications/Technical Service of Polyolefins from our joint ventures in the Middle East as well as supply from and to our wholly owned European assets and Asia Pacific joint ventures in the AFMEIT region.
Joost joined LyondellBasell in 2004 and held positions of increasing responsibility across marketing, supply chain and commercial leadership for Oxyfuels, Refined Products, Utilities and Feedstocks.
In his most recent position as Director Feedstocks & Services Europe he was responsible for the sourcing and contracting of a $3.5 billion annual feedstock spend consisting of Naphtha, condensates, LPGs and refinery gases for the European steam crackers of LyondellBasell as well as for the Back Office organization of our Feedstocks & Olefins businesses.
A native of Belgium and a Dutch national, Joost holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Delft and a MBA of the Rotterdam School of Management.