Patrick Verraes is Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary to the Board and Head of Corporate Affairs.
Mr. Verraes joined Archroma in April 2023 from the Huntsman Corporation in Basel where he had been Corporate Vice President, Global Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary to the Board since 2018. He had also served as the General Counsel for the Huntsman Advanced Materials Division since 2010. Before that, he held senior Legal roles in Huntsman in Belgium and Shanghai since joining in 2003. Prior to joining Huntsman, Mr. Verraes practised law in Brussels, Belgium in the Corporate and M&A team of Lydian (KLegal) and the Corporate, Capital Markets and M&A team of Allen & Overy (Loeff, Claeys, Verbeke).
Mr. Verraes holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Leuven, Belgium and a Postgraduate degree in EC Competition Law from King’s College, London.