Dick Richelle was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Royal Vopak in Rotterdam as per the 1st of January 2022. Dick has over 25 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry. He started his career with Royal Vopak in 1995 as a management trainee and served in a variety of management and leadership roles across all continents. In the past 12 years, he was successively President of the divisions Americas, Asia & Middle East and Global Commercial and Business Development. In these capacities, prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Executive Board, Dick has already been a member of the Strategic Committee of Royal Vopak since 2009.

Dick holds a degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is a member of the Board of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA); and a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Dick Richelle

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO

Royal Vopak


Day 2 | 7 December 2022 | Leadership dialogue 3: Rethinking the future chemical supply chain