Jordi Verdés is Chief Operational Officer of the Kurita Europe Group. He is responsible for the complete structure of Kurita in EMEA, overseeing more than 500 people.
The Kurita Europe Group is a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1949, the Group has more than 5,600 employees worldwide, generating a turnover of 1.91 billion USD. More than 3,000 patents are proof of Kurita’s innovative approach to a resource-saving consumption of water. Kurita is one of the international market leaders in industrial water and process treatment.
Jordi joined Kurita after an acquisition of former BK Giulini and Henkel Water Business in 2015. He is Chemical Engineer and began in 1992 as Sales and Service Engineer for Industrial Water Treatment for the area of Barcelona. Since then, he has consistently been involved in Industrial Water Solutions companies, in different fields like Product Manager for Cooling; Marketing Manager; Business Development; and Business Unit Manager.
He has had an active role in establishing the current Kurita as a top player within the industry, and has also contributed maintaining and developing the first R&D centre of Kurita outside Japan.
Day 1: Monday 16th April 2018
11:15 – 12:45 – Roundtables