New CEO for Reynaers Group

Dirk Bontridder has joined the Reynaers Group as the company’s CEO / Managing Director

Dirk Bontridder

Dirk Bontridder

Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain: Dirk Bontridder has joined the Reynaers Group as the company’s CEO / Managing Director on 1st March 2021 and, after an induction period, will take up responsibility for the day-to-day management and the development of the family business’s strategy from 3 May.Dirk Bontridder brings more than 25 years of international management experience in various manufacturing and service sectors to Reynaers.

Under the current leadership of Martine Reynaers, the Reynaers Group has grown into a leading international group of companies active in aluminium (Reynaers Aluminium) and steel (Forster) systems for the construction industry. The company has 2400 employees, is active worldwide and is a pioneer in developing a circular building process.

Martine Reynaers will be appointed non-executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors after having completed her mandate as Managing Director.

"Thanks to the exceptional commitment of all employees and the partnership with our customers, the Reynaers Group has grown into an internationally leading and socially responsible company. I am particularly grateful to everyone for that. We want to ensure our future development with a structure that is adapted to the many challenges ahead. I have every confidence that Dirk will lead us further along this path.", highlighted Martine Reynaers

"I feel enormously honored to succeed Martine in the role of CEO. We share the same values such as result-orientation and growth, innovation, respect and partnership. With my international management experience, I am convinced that I will write a great next chapter in the development of the Reynaers Group with all stakeholder’s and the Reynaers employees.", commented Dirk Bontridder 

Meanwhile, locally, Ali Khalaf, Reynaers Middle East, is set to hold his first virtual meeting with Dirk in April to brief him about the Middle East market, the business operations and market dynamics in this region. 

Reynaers Group, which enfolds its several diverse companies in three business units, namely aluminium architectural solutions, steel architectural solutions and building products. Founded in 1965, the Reynaers Group is active in more than 70 countries worldwide with 40 subsidiaries and 2,200 employees.

Reynaers Middle East, headquartered in Bahrain since 2004, has branch offices in the UAE, Egypt and Jordan. It caters to the entire GCC region in addition to Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.


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