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Arjan Boogaards

Arjan Boogaards

Arjan Boogaards is senior vice president and president, Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for Ecolab Inc.

Arjan Boogaards is senior vice president and president, Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.

Boogaards leads Ecolab’s MEA region to ensure effective local execution of global strategies, high performance of local and regional operations and continued alignment of the company’s global integration efforts.

Previously, Boogaards was senior vice president and general manager of Ecolab’s Nalco Water division for Europe and MEA. During his 28 years with the company, Boogaards has held a variety of leadership positions in Europe, including technical sales for Energy Services, district manager for Nalco Water and corporate account manager.  He has held a number of management positions since 2007 in Energy Services Downstream, Water and Paper. Prior to joining the company, Boogaards worked for AkzoNobel in its Refinery Catalyst business.


Boogaards is member of the European Innovation Partnership for Water (EIP), a leading public-private partnership established to provide water technology and beneficial water public policies. The EIP Water high level steering team provides guidance and recommendations to the European Commission on policy and implementation.

Boogaards serves on the board of directors of the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP), a leading and recognized platform that develops and promotes guidelines for future R&D in the European water sector and make it the center of expertise for providing safe, clean and affordable water services while protecting nature by 2030.

Boogaards has a degree in chemical engineering from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands.