Bayer MaterialScience announces management changes

Bayer MaterialScience announces management changes

4:23 PM, 10th May 2011
Bayer MaterialScience announces management changes
Patrick Thomas, CEO, Bayer MaterialScience.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Bayer MaterialScience announced changes to it executive board recently. Michael Koenig (47), will become the new head of the polycarbonates business unit and thus a member of the executive committee of Bayer MaterialScience, effective July 1, 2011. He succeeds Dr Günter Hilken (56), who on August 1, 2011, takes over as chairman of the executive board of Currenta GmbH & Co OHG. Dr Klaus Schäfer (48), the current chairman of the Currenta executive board, will lead Bayer MaterialScience in China as senior country representative, a position currently held by Michael Koenig.

“Michael Koenig has exactly the experience we need to ensure the business makes a smooth transition to its new base in Shanghai and I have no doubt he will continue to develop the business in the future,” said Patrick Thomas, CEO, Bayer MaterialScience, commenting on the personnel changes within the context of the current relocation of the polycarbonates management team from Leverkusen to Shanghai.

Michael Koenig began his career at Bayer AG in 1990 as a process engineer for chemicals projects in Europe. Dr Günter Hilken joined Bayer’s rubber business group at the Dormagen site in 1984. Dr Klaus Schäfer joined Bayer in 2001, holding global responsibility for process control technology in the then plastics business group. Schäfer became chairman of the executive board of Currenta on April 1, 2006.

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