Roeland Baan will be succeeding Bjerne S. Clausen as Haldor Topsoe’s new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Baan has held numerous higher management designations in Outokumpu, Aleris International, Arcelor Mittal, SHV and Shell.
Denmark – The Board of Directors of Haldor Topsoe has recently announced the appointment of Roeland Baan as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of June 1, 2020. Roeland Baan takes over from Bjerne S. Clausen who will retire in June after more than 40 years with the company, including more than eight years as CEO.
Roeland Baan has since 2016 been President and CEO of the global stainless steel company Outokumpu, listed on the Finnish stock exchange. Throughout his career, Baan has held a wide range of global CEO and Executive Vice President (EVP) positions at Aleris International, Arcelor Mittal, SHV and Shell.
Baan is Vice Chairman of the International Stainless Steel Forum and member of the Executive Committee of Eurofer. He also serves as a supervisory board member of SBM Offshore and as an independent board member of Norsk Hydro. Baan is a citizen of The Netherlands and holds a MSc in Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
“I am delighted to announce Roeland Baan as new CEO of Haldor Topsoe. He has remarkable global experience and a proven track record of driving growth, developing businesses and building cohesive organisations. I am convinced he will contribute to the continued strong performance of Haldor Topsoe. Topsoe is a profitable company with a solid core business. With Roeland’s direction, we will continue to focus on being a global leader in the markets in which we operate,” says Jeppe Christiansen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haldor Topsoe.
Bjerne S. Clausen will continue as CEO until Roeland Baan takes up his new position on June 1, 2020.