Change in Clariant's executive committee18 May 2009
Okke Koo, a member of the Clariant executive committee and responsible for the Pigments & Additives Division, will leave the company on June 1, to return to his native Netherlands and pursue other career opportunities.
Marco Cenisio, head of the Coatings Business Unit, will head the Pigments & Additives Division in the interim reporting to Executive Committee Member, Dominik von Bertrab.
Clariant ceo, Hariolf Kottmann said, ‘I would like to thank Okke Koo for his contributions since being appointed to the executive committee in 2007. Koo joined the company to lead reforms in the Pigments & Additives Division and to improve profitability. He achieved this with significant success by driving down costs, increasing productivity and focusing growth on high-value segments. I wish him well in his future career.'