Geurts, Ton

Ton Geurts is an all round C-level experienced, top executive, building and leading organizations, delivering change and results. Great team builder, passionate about sustainable supply chains and the international context of business.


  • Born team builder, leading organizations to higher efficiency & effectivity. High focus on people management and coaching
  • Building Sustainability/Chairman NGO Solidaridad and steering companies to leading positions in sustainable supply chains, incl. ranking via rating agencies (DJSI, EcoVadis)
  • Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Metallurgic Industry
  • Operations and Excellence incl. P&L improvement strategies, organizational design and Change Management
  • Expert in Transformation & Program Management
  • Expert in building sustainable supply chains, incl. external ratings
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Career History

  • 2014-2019: SVP Supply Chain Bekaert (CPO, Quality Mgmt., Operations & Sustainability Excellence Programs)
  • 2007-2014: CPO AkzoNobel (incl. ICI merger)
  • 2003-2007: Purchase/Supply Chain integration management of DSM Nutritional Products (Roche Vitamins)
  • 2000-2003: Program Management Corporate E-Business (Company wide roll-out)
  • 1996-2000: Business Management Iodine/Quinines Derivatives, globally with production units in EU and Chile
  • 1992-1995: Co-Lead Acquisitions, Purchase Management, DSM Fine Chemicals
  • 1986-1992: DSM NV, Legal Counsel


  • Guest Lecturer at MBA Programs at Vlerick Business School, Ghent, BE; Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL; University of Arkansas, USA
  • Seasoned in teaching, developing people and transforming leadership