Ruud Overbeek

Vice President
Global Health & Environmental Services

Ruud Overbeek

Joined Intertek in 2003

Ruud Overbeek is responsible for Global Health & Environmental (H&E) services within the Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals division. In this role, Ruud helps companies meet the requirements of ever-changing global legislation in the areas of Green and Health claims, Chemical Safety and Notifications, Restricted Substances, REACH, and climate change-related services. Prior to joining Intertek, Ruud worked for Avantium Technologies as Vice President of Intellectual Assets & Licensing, Business Development, Operations and Discovery. He started his career in ABB Lummus Global as Technology Development Manager. Ruud is a member of a number of Associations including The Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the Dutch Catalysis Society and is appointed to the Health and Beauty America (HBA) Scientific Advisory Board.

Ruud has achieved the DuPont Chemical Company Prize for Outstanding Independent Research and holds a Doctorate in Catalysis from Utrecht University.