Executive team

INEOS Inovyn is led by a highly experienced Executive team, which brings together a wealth of extensive experience leading some of the largest chemicals companies in Europe. 

  • Geir has 29 years’ business experience gained within large industrial companies spanning oil & energy, chemicals (including chlorvinyls) and IT/management consulting.

    Having held numerous senior positions within industry, including CFO and Commercial Director of Hydro Polymers, Geir joined INEOS in 2008 when it acquired the business from Norsk Hydro.

    Since then, Geir has held commercial and executive roles within INEOS’s vinyls, olefins and polymers businesses. He was instrumental in some of INEOS’ largest transformation projects, including the turnaround of the Grangemouth refinery in 2012 and more recently its entry into oil and gas. Prior to joining INEOS Inovyn, Geir was CEO of INEOS Oil & Gas.

    Geir will represent INEOS Inovyn on the Steering Board of Plastics Europe.

    He has a degree in Business Logistics from Vaxjo University in Sweden.

  • David is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience as a CFO across a range of business sectors.

    David was a director with PwC until 2005.  In this role he developed considerable knowledge of INEOS and INEOS Inovyn, working on the majority of the acquisitions completed by INEOS up to 2005, including the acquisition of ICI ChlorVinyls and EVC - both of which were formative transactions in the development of INOVYN.

    David has a degree in Agricultural Biochemistry from the Newcastle University.

  • David is a Bio Engineer with nearly 20 years of industry experience, the vast majority of which was spent in the chemical industry. He started his career in Operations, where he took on different roles, including the commissioning and start-up of a new production unit.  

    In the last 12 years, David held senior management positions in the commercial and procurement areas within INEOS Oxide and Vinyls business.

    He has a Bio Engineering degree in Chemistry from the University of Ghent.

  • Paul is a chartered chemical engineer, with 29 years‘ experience in the chemical industry, the last 20 years having been in various senior management positions with the chlor-alkali, vinyls and derivatives businesses of ICI and INEOS, which are now part of INEOS Inovyn.

    Paul has spent the vast majority of his career in operations, including the management of INEOS’s Runcorn Site from 2007 to 2011. He subsequently led the integration of the ex Tessenderlo Chemie assets into INEOS and was the INEOS operations lead in the formation of INEOS Inovyn.

    Paul was appointed Operations Director for INEOS Inovyn in July 2016, prior to which he led the Manufacturing Excellence organisation, with responsibility for day-to-day performance management through to major project implementation.

    Paul has a degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

  • Arnaud has 26 years of business experience, including 18 years in the chemical industry among which 10 years in the chlor-alkali vinyls chain.    

    Arnaud has joined INEOS Inovyn in February 2022 after working 18 years at Solvay, where he held various senior roles, such as Head of Transformation and member of Solvay Leadership Team from 2017 to 2021, CEO of Solvay Indupa (PVC producer in South America) in 2015 and 2016, Head of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate business unit in 2013 and 2014, and various business development roles in Asia from 2003 to 2012. Prior to Solvay, Arnaud was an Internet entrepreneur and started his career in the consulting industry.  

    Arnaud has a degree in Business Engineering from Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master in Business Administration of INSEAD.

  • Els joined INEOS Inovyn in October 2023.  She brings over 25 years of human resources management experience, with extensive knowledge of the chemical industry where she held senior roles, including Strategic Change & Transformation Leader and Global HR Director.


    She holds a degree in Business Administration and HR Management.