Kebony Names New CEO

Kebony, a leading global producer of dually modified wood, has announced the appointment of Tom Paemeleire as the company’s new CEO. Paemeleire takes on the position of Kebony Group CEO from Jean-Baptiste Clavel following a period of interim leadership.

Tom Paemeleire

Tom Paemeleire joins Kebony with 20 years of international experience dedicated to business transformation. His previous executive roles include leadership of Belgian-based Incendin, where he was responsible for the implementation of new market strategies, organic and acquisitional growth, and organisational integrations, all while passionately driving sustainable agendas.

Following his appointment, Tom Paemeleire, said, “I am excited to join the Kebony team at a pivotal time for the global construction industry. I look forward to continuing the delivery of Kebony’s beautiful and sustainable products around the world, ensuring a positive contribution for generations to come.”

Jean-Marc Daillance, chairman of the board, added, “On behalf of Kebony and our main shareholders Investinor, Jolt Capital, Lightrock and PMV NV, we are delighted to welcome Tom Paemeleire as CEO. He brings substantial experience in growth and transformation from different industries with a key focus on sustainability. We would also like to thank Jean-Baptiste for his continued efforts and the excellent work carried out as our transitional CEO.”

A recognised Global Cleantech company, Kebony has been leading in the revolution for a greener global construction industry for about 25 years. With the formal CITES Appendix II listing of ipé and cumaru due by November 2024, further limiting the international trade of endangered timber species, Kebony wood will continue to provide a sustainable alternative to protected tropical hardwoods, thereby easing the global dependence on deforestation, and helping the world reduce its CO₂ emissions.

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