L. Balakrishna, an Indian, joined Brenntag as Business Manager – Food & Beverage in June 2009. He was promoted as General Manager – Health & Nutrition in 2011 and later to Managing Director in 2013. He currently heads the operations of Brenntag in India and Sri Lanka.
A Management Graduate, Balu (as he is known in industry circles), has more than 20 years’ experience in FMCG, flavours and chemical industries. Balakrishna began his professional career at Hindustan Unilever Limited in the R&D function. Afterwards he moved to IFF, where he worked as Business Development Manager. Balu also worked with Danisco as Sales Manager and was working as Regional Manager with Doehler before joining Brenntag.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Henri Nejade joined Brenntag in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer for Brenntag Asia Pacific. Prior to Brenntag, Henri was Vice President and Director of International Business for Rhodia Group from 2005 to 2008. In 2008 Brenntag acquired the chemical distribution operations of Rhodia in the Asia Pacific region.
Henri is also a Member of the Management Board (global Brenntag) since July 1, 2015. He is based at the Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore.
Chief Operating Officer
Knud Mohr has been with Brenntag (and formerly EAC) since April 1, 2007. In addition to his responsibilities as COO for Asia Pacific, he is responsible for Regional Commercial Excellence, Regional Supplier Management, and Regional Supply Chain.
Knud is based at the regional headquarters in Singapore.
Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific
Axel joined Brenntag AG in 2004 and he is one of the pioneer team members who came to Asia Pacific as CFO already in 2008 setting up our Finance, Accounting and Admin functions and integrating the acquisitions of Rhodia’s chemical distribution business as well as EAC Industrial Ingredients in 2010. He will be responsible for Controlling, Finance, Accounting and Tax as well as overseeing Information Technology and Legal in Asia Pacific.
Axel is based at the regional headquarters in Singapore.
DR. BERNHARD HACKL
Chief Business Development Officer
Bernhard Hackl has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. He has a solid business know-how in Europe, and has spent more than half of his career in Asia and USA. As CBDO Asia Pacific, he is responsible for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development of Industrial Chemicals as well as Global Key Account.
Bernhard is based at the regional headquarters in Singapore.
CHUA LIP JEONG
Vice President - Supply Chain and Services APAC
Lip Jeong has close to 2 decades of supply chain operations and manufacturing experience across Chemicals, Industrial Products and FMCG domains. He had held various senior leadership roles covering the Asia Pacific region for multinationals, including 3M, Heineken and WR Grace/GCP. As Brenntag’s Vice President - Supply Chain and Services APAC, Lip Jeong is responsible for the region’s supply chain strategy, safety, environment, product stewardship, quality, operational excellence, engineering capital expenditure, and service performance
Chua Lip Jeong is based at the regional headquarters in Singapore.
Vice President – Human Resources, APAC
Johnathon is a proficient HR leader with 25 years of experience. He has worked in various industries including construction and civil engineering, life science, flavors & fragrance. He joined Brenntag in 2019 and leads the Human Resources team for Asia Pacific.
Johnathon is based at the regional headquarters in Singapore.