Arjen Duvekot is Vice President Sales EMEA & APAC for the Pigments division of Tronox. With 28 years experience in sales of chemicals, he now leads the 2 regional sales teams for titanium dioxide pigment. After achieving his B.S. in Economics at the h.e.a.o. in Vlissingen, NL, he worked for 10 years for the company Bayer in their Pigments and Ceramics division. In 1998 he joined Kerr-McGee and served them and their spin-off company Tronox in different roles with growing responsibility in the international sales department. He also fulfilled Managing Director roles for several Tronox daughter companies in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. As Sales Director EMEA, Arjen was responsible for re-shaping the EMEA Sales and Customer Service organization under the Dutch entity after the insolvency of the German TiO2 plant in 2009. He amended the sales agents and distributors network in that same period and together with his sales team was able to maintain all customer relationships in this insecure and unstable situation. Recently he reorganized the Asian sales team to be more effective and efficient and refocused their approach towards customer-oriented value-added selling. Arjen is an advocate of teamwork and cooperation across the entire company, tearing down the existing silo walls between departments, all in the interest of that same customer.