Materials Science

Donald Chen appointed new Chief Executive Officer of ARLANXEO

10th April 2019

ARLANXEO announced the appointment of Donald Chen as new Chief Executive Officer of the leading rubber producer ARLANXEO with effect from May 1, 2019. He succeeds Jorge Nogueira, who is retiring after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical 
and pharmaceutical industry.

Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, Chairman of the ARLANXEO Shareholders’ Committee and Saudi Aramco’s Senior Vice President of Downstream, said: “With Donald Chen we have an experienced leader and industry expert joining the company. He has spent many years of his working life in the Asia-Pacific region, a key growth region for ARLANXEO. Donald joins ARLANXEO in a critical market environment and we are confident he will lead the company through the current transition and drive growth.”

At the same time, Al-Judaimi thanked the current CEO: “I would like to thank Jorge Nogueira on behalf of the entire Shareholders’ Committee for his strong leadership and dedication working for ARLANXEO. He successfully built and positioned ARLANXEO as the leading rubber producer and he was key to its smooth transition. I wish Jorge all the 
best in his future endeavors.”

Donald Chen has come from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), where he was responsible for operations in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, since January 2016 and was also a member of the Executive Council of ADM. He previously worked as Vice President at Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. He has a Master's degree in engineering and a doctorate from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.