Effective 1, 2020, Erik van Praet is the new Vice President of the manufacturer of polyolefins Borealis AG,Vienna/Austria. He succeeds Maurits van Tol, who decided to pursue his career outside of Borealis in October 2019.
Erik van Praet started his career with Borealis in 1995 as development engineer in Zwijndrecht/ Belgium. Most recently, he has held the position of Director Strategy and Portfolio for over a decade, first in Linz/Austria and then in Beringen/Belgium.
Erik van Praet holds a PhD in Quantum Chemistry and a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leuven/Belgium. He is a board member of the Dutch Polymer Institute, Eindhoven/Netherlands and Borealis Technology Oy, Kulloo/Finland.