New Hertel CEO Paul Broekhuijsen

Hertel has announced that Hertel Caspian region managing director and former Nacap CEO Victor Aquina will be CEO as of 1 April. He will succeed Paul Broekhuijsen, who will leave the company on the same date. Paul Broekhuijsen joined Hertel in April 2011 as CEO and has led the company through a major reorganisation these last few years.

The Supervisory Board is very grateful to Paul Broekhuijsen for his great contribution to the recovery of Hertel. ‘In 2011 we asked Paul to lead Hertel through a necessary recovery process. The renewed strategy, which focussed on the fundamental strengthening of the organisation, is beginning to pay off.

At the end of 2013, we talked with each other about the direction and management of Hertel. It was then that we came to the conclusion that the company is on the road to recovery, and that the emphasis in coming years will revolve around the operational leadership of the company. With Victor Aquina, our in-house Managing Director of Hertel Caspian, we have an excellent successor, who already knows the business quite well. Additionally, Victor built up a wealth of experience in leading an international industrial organisation during his time as CEO of Nacap.’

Victor Aquina joined Hertel in May 2013. He has extensive international experience from his previous positions in senior management at Philips Electronics, Mondi Group and Nacap.

Departing CEO Paul Broekhuijsen: "The past three years have been very far-reaching, and have taken a toll on everyone involved. The foundations of the company have become considerably stronger, and we are past the bumps in the road. We are now entering a new phase where the emphasis lies in the further operational development of the company. The starting position of Hertel is good, and I am glad that in Victor we have the right man within the company to bring Hertel to its rightful place in the market in the years to come."