Covestro shuffles management positions, appoints new heads

Covestro shuffles management positions, appoints new heads

11:35 AM, 25th January 2016
Covestro shuffles management positions, appoints new heads
Michelle Jou appointed as head of polycarbonates segment, Covestro. (File photo)

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Covestro AG said that it has appointed Michelle Jou as head of its polycarbonates segment effective 1 January. She is the first woman to hold this position. Also the company appointed Markus Steilemann as head of the polyurethanes segment, effective immediately. Since September 2015, he is also management board member, responsible for innovation.

Jou, before joining Bayer in 2003, worked approximately ten years for a leading French petrochemicals company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. At Bayer MaterialScience, she performed a number of different managerial duties in Shanghai, initially with the company’s central departments. Jou then joined the polycarbonates business unit, where in 2012 she was named head of commercial operations in the Asia region.

Bayer MaterialScience has operated under the name of Covestro since September 2015. The company had already relocated the headquarters of its global polycarbonate activities to Shanghai in 2011, as the primary markets for thermoplastics are located in Asia.

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