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Castrol hires Heike van de Kerkhof as Regional Vice President of its Europe & Africa business

21st February 2018

Castrol has appointed Heike van de Kerkhof as head of its Europe and Africa lubricants business and she will be based in the UK.

Heike joins Castrol from The Chemours Company (a new company created in 2015 from the DuPont Performance Chemicals Businesses) where she was the vice president, global sales, Titanium Technologies and president, Chemours International Operations Sàrl.

Heike has had an international career since joining DuPont over 25 years ago, delivering business growth and leading long-term strategy plans in a variety of regional and global senior sales, marketing and venturing roles. Heike has also served as a non-executive director of Neste Oil.

Commenting on her new role, Heike van de Kerkhof said: “I’m delighted to join Castrol with its strong brand and sustained record of technology and innovation leadership. I’m also very excited about taking on the challenges faced by the lubricants sector as we move to a lower carbon future.”

About Castrol

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fueling the dreams of pioneers. Our passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership, has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea and space for over 100 years.

Castrol is part of the BP group and serves customers and consumers in the automotive, industrial, and marine and energy sectors in over 120 countries. Our branded products are recognized globally for innovation and high performance through our commitment to premium quality and cutting-edge technology. To find out more about Castrol please visit

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