Dr. Bors Cajus Abele
Mathur Subramanian Sriganesh
Director of Strategy and Innovation
General Manager Operations Emmerich
Dr. Wouter de Lange
General Manager Operations Düsseldorf
Michel van Woerkom
Supply Chain Manager
Dr. Ralf Mertens
Project Management Officer
Dr. Bors Cajus Abele – Managing Director
In 1998, Bors Cajus Abele started his professional career as laboratory manager, later as research manager, at Wacker Chemie. After several years in China (several positions as regional business unit manager and vice general manager in a local joint venture), he returned to Germany to take on supply chain or business unit management responsibilities.
He joined Chemische Fabrik Budenheim (Dr. Oetker Group) in 2017 to hold positions as Business Unit or Division Manager. In 2023, he joined the KLK Emmerich team, with locations in Emmerich am Rhein, Düsseldorf and Bologna/Milan, as Managing Director.
After graduating with a degree in chemistry, Bors Cajus Abele completed a doctorate in silicon chemistry. He also holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering.
Mathur Subramanian Sriganesh – Business Director
In 1996, Sriganesh started his professional career as a Management trainee with Galaxy Surfactants followed by multiple assignments across geographies in companies including Olam International and Emery Oleochemicals. He has had leading roles in the regional sales, key account management and sourcing. Since January 2020, Sriganesh has been the Business Director at KLK Emmerich GmbH and is responsible for the Commercial functions of oil trading and Sales.
Sriganesh holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering with a Masters in International Business.
He is married with 2 children. Next to his family he spends his time reading, diving and travelling.
Bart Daling – Director of Strategy and Innovation
In 1997, Bart Daling started his professional career as a process engineer at Unichema in the Netherlands. In 2001, he moved to Emmerich and worked for ICI and Croda until the plant was sold to KLK in July 2010.
He has had leading roles in the following areas: Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, SHE, Quality Assurance and Business Development. In 2012 he became Plant Manager.
Since September 2018 he was Business Director of KLK Emmerich GmbH. Currently, he acts as Director of Strategy and Innovation.
Bart Daling graduated as a chemical engineer at the University of Twente. He is married and has four children.
Klaus Arntz – General Manager Operations Emmerich
Klaus Arntz started his professional career in 1996 as Technical- and Project Engineer and later as Plant Maintenance Manager at Akzo Nobel in Emmerich.
In 2006 Klaus moved to Welcam Industrietechnik in Kleve as Operations Manager. In this function he was responsible for the operational process of industrial and procedural production plants in the area of the chemical and food industry.
After that, he changed in 2009 to Walter Rau AG in Neuss, where he started as Technical Manager and in 2011 became the Plant Manager Position. Afterwards the plant was sold to Bunge Loders Croklaan Croda in October 2017.
In 2018 Klaus became the Industrial Operations Director position at Bunge Loders Croklaan with responsibility for the Food refinery site Neuss and the Magarine plant Lindemann, Buende .
In June 2020 Klaus started at KLK EMMERICH GmbH as General Manager Operations and is responsible for the production site of Düsseldorf.
Klaus is married with two daughters. Next to his family, he spends his time with running, hiking and in charitable local association.
Sebastian Düvert – Finance Manager
In 2006, Sebastian Duevert started his professional career as an apprentice at UNIQEMA in Emmerich and worked for ICI and Croda until the site was sold to KLK in July 2010.
He has had leading roles in the Financial area at KLKE i.e. Business Process Design and ERP Project Implementation. In 2016 he became Head of Controlling, supervising the controlling activities of the entire KLK Emmerich GmbH.
Since February 2020 Sebastian Duevert has been the Finance Manager at KLK Emmerich GmbH and is responsible for the Finance, Legal and IT Department.
Sebastian Duevert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He spends his free time with the family and friends and plays soccer for his local club.
Michel van Woerkom – Supply Chain Manager
Michel van Woerkom started his professional career in 1999 in various positions at Campina as a transport manager. In 2008 he started as a supply chain manager at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, where he was responsible for customer service and logistics.
In 2012 he moved to KLK Emmerich GmbH, where he founded the Customer Service, Demand Planning and Logistics departments as a Supply Chain Manager.
From 2015 to 2017 he worked as Global Supply Chain Manager at Bayer CropScience, where he set up a Global Supply Chain Strategy including the demand and supply process.
After 3 years logistics manager at Akzo Nobel/Nouryon Industrial Chemicals, he returned to KLK Emmerich GmbH as Supply Chain Manager for the sites in Emmerich and Düsseldorf. He is responsible for Customer Service, Demand Planning, Material Management, Customs and Logistics.
Michel van Woerkom has a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Master in transport & logistics. In addition to his family, he likes running in his free time.
Dr. Ralf Mertens – SHEQ Manager