The Supervisory Board of AnQore has appointed Sjoerd Zuidema as Chief Executive Officer of AnQore and Pieter Boon as Executive Chairman of AnQore effective May 1, 2024.

AnQore highly values continuity, reliability and the continuous development of the company and its organization. By promoting Sjoerd Zuidema, currently Director Supply Chain and Purchasing and Pieter Boon becoming Executive Chairman, AnQore reassures continuity in its leadership, strategy and a seamless transition.

Pieter Boon has been leading the acrylonitrile business since 2012 and was appointed CEO in 2015 when CVC Capital partners acquired the majority of the shares of AnQore, with DSM remaining a minority shareholder. Pieter has successfully led the transformation and growth of AnQore as an independent, leading supplier in the acrylonitrile market and has built a strong leadership team.

As Executive Chairman and member of the AnQore Management Board, Pieter will support the Management Board and CEO of AnQore on strategy and corporate development.

Pieter Boon comments “I am proud of the quality and professionalism of the AnQore Management Team and the broader AnQore organization. In view of our commitment to talent development and continuity in leadership, this is the right moment to handover the CEO responsibilities to Sjoerd and take on the role as Executive Chairman.”

Sjoerd Zuidema, pictured below, joined AnQore as Director Supply Chain and Purchasing in March 2019 and has been part of the AnQore Management Team since 2019. Sjoerd successfully lead and developed his organization and has played an important role in developing the independent propylene strategy to prepare for AnQore’s new propylene barging and storage infrastructure. Before joining AnQore Sjoerd has held several senior positions within SABIC in Business Management and Supply Chain.

Sjoerd Zuidema comments “AnQore is leading the industry in innovative and sustainable supply of high-quality products. Every day AnQore strives to be the most sustainable, safe and secure supplier to its customers supported by its long-term investments. I look forward to driving the next chapter of AnQore’s journey, where the further development of sustainable non-fossil and low carbon products together with our suppliers and customers is key.”

Frank Aranzana, Chaiman of the AnQore Supervisory Board comments “The Supervisory Board would like to express its sincere gratitude and thank Pieter Boon for his excellent stewardship of AnQore over the last decade. Pieter has been instrumental in transforming and developing AnQore into the European leader it is today. We look forward engaging further with Pieter in his new capacity as Executive Chairman. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sjoerd as CEO, and have strong conviction that he will continue to drive the sustainable growth agenda of AnQore”.

Related news items

Take a look at some of our other news or go back to the previous page.

Go back
News article

AnQore appoints Azelis as global distributor for acrylonitrile in drums

Learn more
News article

AnQore donates 3.000 euro to the Foodbank Zuid-Limburg

Learn more