Management Board

The Management Board manages the day-to-day operations of IMCD and is responsible for setting out and realizing the company’s strategy and policies, and its results and objectives. Its members are elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders pursuant to a binding nomination by the Supervisory Board. The General Meeting of Shareholders can negate the binding character of the nomination by an absolute majority, representing at least 1/3 of the issued share capital.


Piet van Der Slikke (1956)

Piet van der Slikke, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IMCD, is a Dutch national. He holds a law degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He started his career as an attorney at law at the law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in 1981 and practiced law in The Hague, Amsterdam and New York. In 1988 Mr Van der Slikke became General Counsel of Rotterdam-based Dutch conglomerate Internatio-Müller and in 1993 he was appointed as Group Director. As of 1995, when Internatio-Müller aggregated a number of chemical distribution businesses into a single division, Mr Van der Slikke, joined by Mr Kooijmans in 1996 started to build up the chemical distribution activities inside Internatio-Müller, designed its strategy and executed its business plan, creating the Group as it stands today. Ancillary positions: Mr Van der Slikke holds various board positions within the Group. He was Chairman at VHCP (Verbond van Handelaren in Chemische Producten) between March 2006 and May 2013.

Hans Kooijmans (1961)

Hans Kooijmans, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, is a Dutch national. He holds a CPA degree from NIVRA Nijenrode, the Netherlands. He started his career as a CPA at KPMG where he worked in their various Dutch offices (Dordrecht, Breda and Rotterdam). In 1991 Mr Kooijmans joined the Technical Division of Rotterdam-based Dutch conglomerate Internatio-Müller, where he held various financial management positions. As of 1996, Mr Kooijmans joined Mr Van der Slikke to build up the chemical distribution activities inside Internatio-Müller, design its strategy and execute its business plan, creating the Group as it stands today. Ancillary positions: Mr Kooijmans currently holds various board positions within the Group. He has not held any other ancillary positions during the last five years.


The Management Board acts in accordance with the articles of association and the following Management Board Rules: