Ruud joined Diversey 32 years ago and has had various roles in both the Professional and the F&B division. He started as Scientist and after several technical management roles, became the Innovation Leader for Fabric Washing and Kitchen Hygiene.
After running portfolio and marketing jobs, Ruud entered the F&B division early 2000 and served as International Account Director, country F&B director in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark and became the European leader for F&B. Later Ruud became responsible for the EMEA region for F&B.
Ruud now acts as the global F&B VP for Diversey.
Ruud holds a master's degree in Physical and Colloid Chemistry from the University of Utrecht and Chemical Technology from the University of Amsterdam.