New CEO to head up Sasol and Topsoe joint venture
In June last year, Sasol and Topsoe announced their intent to form a new joint venture.
The aviation industry alone accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions, and the joint venture aims to combine and utilise the two parent companies’ unique innovative technologies, capabilities, and industry experience to support the aviation industry in meeting its decarbonisation ambitions.
As president of global aviation for Shell, Jan was responsible for Shell's global network of operations, joint ventures and sales of fuels, lubricants and sustainable solutions to the aviation industry.
Jan will assume his new role as CEO on 1 March and the joint venture will be launched during the same month. The new company will be headquartered in The Netherlands.
Fleetwood Grobler, Sasol president and CEO said: “Jan, a distinguished leader in the global aviation fuel industry, enriches our new joint venture with his extensive experience and industry expertise.
“His strong customer-centric approach reflects a deep understanding of the industry and both the challenges and opportunities faced by the market.”
Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe, said: “I’m excited, that Jan Toschka has accepted the position as CEO for the joint venture. Jan holds unique competencies from having already been working with the aviation industry, and he has a highly entrepreneurial mindset, which is what we need to get the joint venture off to a great start.”
Jan Toschka, new CEO of the joint venture, said: “The joint venture is formed by two industry leaders, and their ambition to take on one of society’s biggest challenges, to help reduce carbon footprint of the aviation industry. This industry is close to my heart, and I am very excited to lead the new company.”