Frank Roerink was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Avantium in February, 2007. He holds a Master’s Degree in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining Avantium, Frank worked for more than ten years at Unilever in numerous finance and accounting positions. He was Finance Director at Unilever Bestfoods in the US from 2000 to 2003. After that, he worked as Director of International Funding and Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Unilever N.V.