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Richard Dinkel

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Richard Dinkel

Richard Dinkel is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Koch Industries, Inc., a global company operating in diverse industries such as petroleum refining, biofuels, chemicals, consumer products, building products, packaging, electronic connectors, medical technology, polymers and fibers, fertilizers, process and pollution control equipment, architectural glass, automotive supply, and commodity trading. As the chief financial officer, Richard has responsibility for Koch’s finance functions including accounting, tax, treasury, risk, and IT in addition to Koch’s Global Services group.

With revenues of approximately $115 billion, a presence in 70 countries, and 122,000 employees, Koch companies constantly seek to create the greatest value. They accomplish this by:

  • Applying Market-Based Management®, Koch companies’ unique business philosophy that brings the power of the free market inside the businesses to maximize value creation and succeed long term.
  • Fostering Principled Entrepreneurship™ and a culture that empowers employees to produce results and create real value.
  • Operating efficiently and safely, with a steadfast 100 percent compliance commitment.

Richard has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting operations for large companies. Richard attended Kansas University and Wichita State University. He is a certified public accountant. Richard serves on the board of directors of Flint Hills Resources, Guardian Industries, Georgia Pacific, INVISTA, Molex, Koch Global Services, and JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) of Missouri and Kansas. He has also served as a board member of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Salvation Army and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Richard is a past member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board advisory committee, FASAC.

Richard has been married to his wife, Kim, for 30 years and they have two children: Eric, 27, and Josh, 20.