The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) has announced that Stolthaven Terminals President, Guy Bessant will succeed Dirk Verstraeten to become its Supply Chain Program Committee (SCPC) Chairperson from December 1, 2021.
Bessant has served as a member of the SCPC since 2017 and has more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical and supply chain industries.
Commenting on his appointment, Guy Bessant said: “I am looking forward to continuing my involvement with the SCPC in my new role. Never has the need for building strong partnerships and collaboration in the industry been as important as it is today. To build a sustainable and circular sector we must continue to stimulate debate around the industry’s most pressing challenges and find shared solutions.
"I am committed to encouraging innovation and fostering cooperation between industry leaders. Creating attractive and inclusive workplaces will also remain high on the Committee’s agenda to ensure a thriving future for the sector.”
The SCPC’s aim is to promote openness and transparency in the supply chain, while always ensuring strict compliance with competition laws. Its primarily focus is on addressing the sector’s sustainability requirements and promoting the shift towards a more circular supply chain. More information on the past SCPC’s activities is available on the EPCA website.
The EPCA is the primary European Business Network for the global petrochemical business community. Its members, consist of chemical producers and their suppliers, customers and service providers, who turn to EPCA for reliable and up-to-date information, forward thinking, and a professional platform to stimulate new approaches and ideas.