Borealis names Craig Arnold as EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology from February 2024; CEO Thomas Gangl to handle the role on an interim basis from January 2024

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December 7, 2023 (press release) –

Photo: Craig Arnold appointed Borealis EVP PO, CES and InnoTech as of February 1, 2024

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Craig Arnold to join Borealis Executive Board effective February 1, 2024

The Supervisory Board of Borealis has appointed Craig Arnold (51) as the new Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology with effect from February 1, 2024.

Craig Arnold is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Ferroglobe PLC in Madrid, Spain. Prior to this appointment, he had a long-standing career at Dow Inc., where he held various senior management roles, including an Executive Secondment (from Dow Inc.) and Advisor to the CEO at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in Singapore, President Dow Sub-Sahara Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, Global Commercial Vice President Dow Industrial Solutions for EMEAI in Zurich, Switzerland and President Dow Australia & New Zealand in Melbourne, Australia and other senior corporate roles separately in Houston & Michigan, USA. He has also served on many industry associations, academic and government related bodies.

Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO, will assume responsibility for the Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology segment on an interim basis effective January 1, 2024, until Craig Arnold will resume his role as Borealis Executive Board Member.

Craig Arnold has an educational background in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds dual Swiss-South African citizenship, is married and proud father of 2 children.

“I am delighted we bring such an experienced Commercial executive onboard of the Borealis Executive Board. I warmly welcome Craig and look forward to working closely with him,” comments Daniela Vlad, Chairwoman of the Borealis Supervisory Board and OMV Executive Vice President Chemicals & Materials.


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