Since June 2018, Chief Executive Officer of Covestro, responsible for all commercial functions, including the Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates and Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties divisions, as well as central areas such as strategy, personnel and communications. PhD in Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University. 1999, began career with the Bayer Group. From 2008, held various management positions in the Polycarbonates business unit at Bayer MaterialScience, the predecessor company of Covestro. 2013-15, headed the entire business unit headquartered in China. 2015, returned to Germany and joined the Covestro Board of Management, with responsibility for innovation. Concurrently, from 2016, Head of the Polyurethanes business unit. 2017-18, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), responsible for innovation, marketing and sales.