Gerard Paulides

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Member Executive Board at Vopak

“It’s not a matter of choosing between profitability and our planet: It is a symbiosis of both. Without profitability, capital, growth and the right people a company does not have the resources to develop and grow sustainable processes and new energies.”

Gerard Paulides is the CFO of Royal Vopak; the world’s leading independent tank storage company. Vopak enables the delivery of products that are vital to our economy and daily lives, ranging from chemicals, oils, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils. Gerard Paulidus previously worked at Royal Dutch Shell as Executive Vice President and was a member of the Board of Directors of Shell Midstream Partners. Gerard holds a Master in Business Economics from Tilburg University and a Certificate for Governance and International Directors from INSEAD.