MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany — The board of the global chemical company Oxea has appointed Dr. Oliver Borgmeier as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will manage Oxea’s business operations from Jan. 1, 2019, as acting CEO.

Borgmeier has been with the company for more than 13 years, most recently as Executive Vice President Global Operations. He has extensive experience in the chemical industry.

“I am delighted about the confidence placed in me by the board. It will be important to build on the success achieved by Dr. Salim Al Huthaili to date,” said Borgmeier. “Our technology base for selected products offers Oxea exciting opportunities to drive mid- and long-term growth. We can only achieve this growth in close cooperation with our employees, customers and colleagues from the leadership team.”

Oxea's current CEO, Dr. Salim Al Huthaili, will join Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Co. (DRPIC) as its new CEO on Jan. 1, 2019. He will play a leading role in the integration of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. and Oman Oil Co. Al Huthaili will remain with Oxea and move up to the board.

“We would like to thank Dr. Salim Al Huthaili for his outstanding achievements at Oxea and his very open and inspiring manner. As CEO, he has played a key role in shaping the company in recent years and has made a decisive contribution to the strengthening of Oxea and its further development. Under his initiative, Oxea has achieved excellent economic results over the past two years. He was instrumental in refinancing the company. Dr. Salim Al Huthaili has initiated forward-looking strategic projects at Oxea, including the construction of the Propanol II plant in Bay City, Texas, our largest investment project to date,” said Borgmeier. “We wish him all the best for the challenges that lie ahead. We look forward to working with him on many other exciting projects — be it in his role as an Oxea board member or as CEO of DRPIC.”