Chief Executive Officer Brenntag EMEA
Karsten Beckmann, Chief Executive Officer Brenntag EMEA, joined Brenntag in 2002, when he was appointed managing director of Brenntag Italy. He further increased his responsibilities in 2009 when he became regional manager for South Europe.
2011 he was named COO Brenntag Europe and 2013 he was appointed CEO Brenntag EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Prior Brenntag he was responsible for the board office and investor relations department of Stinnes AG, the former owner of Brenntag. Karsten Beckmann started his career in 1990 at Hüls AG (today’s Evonik AG) in the legal department. In the Management Board of Brenntag AG he is responsible for the Europe region and Global Accounts.
Chief Operating Officer Brenntag EMEA
Uwe Schültke began his career at Brenntag in 1984 when he started his training as a wholesale, import, and export merchant. Following this he was further trained as a commercial assistant at Stinnes AG. Over the years he held various positions within the Brenntag organization: Sales Manager in distribution, Branch Manager as well as Regional Manager. In January 2000 he became a member of the management board of Brenntag GmbH (Brenntag Germany). In February 2009 he was named Chairman of the Board of Brenntag GmbH.
In September 2014 Uwe Schültke was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition to that he is a member of the executive committee of VCH (German Chemical Distribution Association) since 2001.
Chief Financial Officer Brenntag EMEA
Marco Mattijssen is a Dutch citizen and holds an Executive Master’s degree in Finance & Controlling from the University of Amsterdam. He comes from Terex Port Solutions, the global market leader in port equipment supply, where he was Vice President Finance and Controlling. Prior to this, he worked in several finance leaderhip positions for 15 years and gained a broad experience in financial, commercial and operational responsibilities.
He joined Brenntag in 2017 and was appointed as CFO Brenntag EMEA on February 1, 2017.