Sam Strijckmans is currently President & CEO of Nitto EMEA and Senior Corporate Vice President of Nitto Denko Corporation ( Nitto is a Tokyo listed multinational commercializing a wide range of technology solutions including adhesive tapes, optical films for LCD screens and mobile devices, acoustic & sealing materials, hygiene materials, medical products and reverse osmosis membranes for water treatment. The company offers about 13’500 products in 70 industries. In the EMEA region the company vision is: “Nitto the preferred technology partner for mobility & comfortable life”concentrating on the markets Care, Living, Processing and Next Generation Mobility.  

Based in Leuven, Belgium, Sam takes the responsibility for the EMEA regional management. The EMEA region consists of 14 companies with a total turnover of approximately 400 M € and 1.850 employees. From 2014 to 2016 he was Corporate Vice President Finance & Accounting based in Osaka and responsible for global finance projects such as global cash management.  From 2012 to 2014 he was Executive Director & Vice Chairman of the Board of Nitto Bento, the N° 1 Hygienic & Industrial Tape company in Turkey, acquired by Nitto in June 2012. He was leading the acquisition process and was subsequently responsible for the post merger integration and execution of the emerging markets growth strategy for Middle East and North Africa. From 2004 until 2012 he was stationed in Genk, Belgium, as Chief Financial Officer of Nitto Belgium. Prior to his 12 years within the Nitto Group he spent 7 years with Solutia Inc., the chemical spin off of Monsanto Corporation which was acquired by Eastman Chemicals in July 2012, where he held various finance assignments of increasing responsibility in Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.

His first professional assignment was in audit with KPMG Belgium. Sam Strijckmans holds a Masters degree in Commercial & Consular Sciences and a Masters degree in Commercial & Financial Sciences, both from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester - New York, USA.