Philippe Roodhooft

Executive Vice President Middle East and Growth Projects, Borealis

Member of the WVPU Advisory Board since 2018

Philippe Roodhooft is currently the Executive Vice President Middle East and Growth Projects at Borealis, an industry leader in base chemicals, fertilizers, and polyolefins. He first joined Neste Chemicals in 1990 as a project engineer in Beringen, Belgium. After Neste Chemicals merged with Statoil, he became responsible for plant management in Borealis Kallo and later in Beringen. He moved to Vienna, Austria in 2007 and has since then served as General Manager for the Central European production sites, Senior Vice President Operations for the Borealis group of companies, and Senior Vice President Supply Chain and Product Management for Polyolefins. In 2013, Roodhooft moved to Borouge ADP in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Chief Operating Officer.

Roodhooft holds a Master degree in Applied Science, Cum Laude, from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium with a specialisation in Production Management and Electro Mechanical Engineering.
He is married and has two children.