Ruud Verheul has served as global president, Food & Beverage division since October 2018. In this role, he leads the food & beverage market sector organizations in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as global strategic accounts, global knowledge-based services, and project engineering for the company. Diversey food & beverage market sectors include food processing, dairy, pharmaceutical, beverage, brewing, and agriculture.
Ruud joined Diversey in 1986 and has held a variety of professional and F&B roles in research, development, innovation, portfolio management and marketing. Prior to his current role, Ruud served as global VP of F&B. Earlier in his career, his roles included VP, food care hygiene solutions EMEA; VP, F&B Europe; and beverage and dairy sector director Europe.
Ruud holds a master’s degree in physical and colloid chemistry from the University of Utrecht and in chemical technology from the University of Amsterdam.