Dr. Robert Terörde is Managing Director of IQatalyst B.V. in De Meern.

As managing director, Robert leads IQatalyst B.V., an independent company offering proprietary products and catalyst solutions to the chemical industry. He is responsible for business, operations, as well as innovation.

After obtaining his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis from Utrecht University with Prof. J.W. Geus, Robert Terörde started his career in industry at AkzoNobel as section head of industrial silicates research. Thereafter he joined the chemical catalyst research group of the former Engelhard corporation, which later became part of BASF. As a Senior Research Manager, he led the process catalysis research group in De Meern. Later he took on the role of Site Director Commerce, Innovation and Service for the BASF De Meern location. Currently, Robert is Managing director of the De Meern site which is today operating as IQatalyst, an independent company under ownership of ASC Investments.

 As chairman of the Holland Chemistry program council for Chemical Conversions Process Technology and Synthesis, he co-authored the council’s roadmap. Until recently he was an executive board member in ARC-CBBC, the advanced research center focusing on chemical building blocks for a sustainable future, and he has been serving in several user committees and program committees for PPS programs in the field of catalysis, s.a. Aspect and Catchbio.

Robert represents IQatalyst as treasurer of the VIRAN Board.