The Supervisory Board of Biesterfeld AG, Hamburg, has appointed Peter Wilkes (60) to the Executive Board of the Biesterfeld Group with effect from 1 January 2022. Wilkes will continue to serve as spokesperson for Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH.
"Peter Wilkes has a distinguished track record in the industry, with international experience and considerable expertise. As spokesperson he has already developed and internationalised the specialty chemicals business division very successfully in recent years. As a member of the Executive Board he will now take forward the ongoing strategic expansion of the group as a whole. We're delighted to welcome Peter Wilkes to the Executive Board of Biesterfeld AG," says Dirk J. Biesterfeld, Chair of the Biesterfeld AG Supervisory Board.
Commenting on his appointment to the board, Peter Wilkes said: "The Biesterfeld Group is a genuine global player and yet a family business with tradition and clear values. I would like to thank the family and the Supervisory Board for their confidence in me and the amazing team in the company – it has been wonderful to work with them so successfully over the last several years. I'm looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to keep the Biesterfeld Group on a growth trajectory."
Peter Wilkes has a degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Illinois (USA). He has over 30 years' international experience in the specialty chemicals industry, having held executive roles at Dow Chemicals, Air Products and Chemicals, and Kolb AG.