Neste appoints Thorsten Lange Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation, and Member of the Neste Executive Committee

Neste Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 2 August 2019 at 9 a.m. (EET)

Thorsten Lange, (M.Sc. Banking and Auditing), has been appointed as Executive Vice President for Renewable Aviation of Neste Corporation and member of the Neste Executive Committee. He will join Neste on February 2020, at the latest, and will report to President and CEO Peter Vanacker. Thorsten Lange will transfer to Neste from Lufthansa Group.

“I am happy to have Thorsten Lange to lead our new business unit Renewable Aviation, and to strengthen our Executive Committee, which is now complete. With this team we are able to further increase the focus on our target of becoming the global leader in renewable and circular solutions,” says Neste’s President and CEO Peter Vanacker.

“Thorsten is a highly experienced aviation industry leader, and he has an outstanding knowhow on the industry, especially in fuels including sustainable aviation fuel, through his career and having served as Chair of the IATA Fuel Committee. He will work out of our Amsterdam office, which also is the hub for our Renewable Aviation business unit,” continues Vanacker.

“I am excited about this opportunity to join Neste’s team. Aviation industry is at the crossroads. Use of sustainable aviation fuel will play an important role in supporting the industry’s ongoing efforts in making air transportation fit for the environmental challenges it is facing. I am looking forward to working together with all industry stakeholders in order to enable sustainable growth in both aviation industry, and Neste’s Renewable Aviation business,” says Thorsten Lange.

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Neste Corporation

Susanna Sieppi
Vice President, Communications (act.)

More information: Peter Vanacker, President and CEO, Neste, tel. +358 10 458 11

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2018, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 14.9 billion. In 2019, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more:

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Neste in brief Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more:


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