New CFO at Etex as of 1 May 2015 - 24/04/2015

Press releaseOn 1 May, Mel de Vogue will become Etex’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will be a member of the building materials group’s Executive Committee.

Etex is happy to announce that Mel de Vogue will be succeeding Jean-Pierre Hanin, who currently combines the responsibilities of CFO and Head of Division Siniat. From 1 May, Jean-Pierre will focus exclusively on Siniat, Etex’s gypsum division.

The group seizes the opportunity to thank Jean-Pierre for his achievements as Etex’s CFO, especially during the trying time when he combined this responsibility with his role as Head of Division.

Solid background of extensive experience

Mel de Vogue (53) can boast a broad experience in big international industrial groups. He has been the CFO of Belgian chemicals group Tessenderlo since 2009. For the last two years, he was also the group’s Co-CEO. Between 2004 and 2009, Mel was CFO of Arjowiggins, a specialty papers group headquartered in France. Prior to that he held various key financial functions at Suez Environnement Group, in several countries around the world.

Working out Etex’s financial approach

At Etex, Mel de Vogue will contribute to the strategy execution by leading its Finance function. He will be responsible for Consolidation, Tax, Treasury, Internal Control and Working Capital, and for managing the relationship with the financial institutions. Mel will also head Etex’s Shared Service Centres and IT. In his role as CFO, he will join Etex’s Executive Committee.

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