Change of leadership to drive sustainability at Argent Energy

After over five years at the helm of Argent Energy, Erik Rietkerk will be handing over the controls to Louise Calviou who will move from her current role as COO to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Argent's new CEO brings an emphasis on sustainability.

Under Erik’s leadership, Argent Energy, a leading waste-based biodiesel producer, has developed and implemented ambitious expansion plans, brought investment in a number of operational projects adding value to products and driven a step change in operational excellence through his dedication and invaluable contribution.

Recent enhancements to the Board of Argent included the appointment of Louise Calviou as COO and Louise is continuing the progression with her move to CEO. Louise brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the chemical industry with a particular emphasis on energy and sustainability. With a history of transformative leadership and growing multi-site businesses, Louise is ideally placed to guide the company through its next phase of growth and innovation.

Commitment to decarbonisation

The company remains committed to delivering innovative solutions. It also maintains its commitment to global decarbonisation through the production of its de-fossilisation fuel, crafted entirely from waste oils and fats. In line with this, Louise expressed enthusiasm about the appointment and emphasised continuity in the company’s overarching strategy “I am delighted to have joined Argent Energy, as we continue in our journey to deliver sustainable decarbonisation by converting waste products into biofuels.

“I am excited by our pipeline of growth opportunities that will allow Argent Energy to deliver low carbon solutions across a wide range of industries including road transport, marine, heating and chemicals.”