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LANXESS Appoints Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management

Published on 2015-09-24. Author : SpecialChem

COLOGNE -- The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG has appointed Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management. Effective October 1, 2015, the number of members of the Board of Management will thus increase from three to four. Fink currently heads the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit at LANXESS.


On the Board he will hold responsibility for the Advanced Intermediates segment with the Advanced Industrial Intermediates and Saltigo business units and for the High Performance Materials business unit; he will also assume responsibility for the Global Procurement & Logistics group function and the Production, Technology, Safety and Environment (PTSE) group function, which combines all production-related services.

Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Rolf Stomberg: “In Hubert Fink, we have appointed an experienced expert from within the company to join the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. His expertise in chemistry and technology will be a valuable asset to the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board wishes him every success in his new position.”

Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG: “Hubert Fink is an excellent authority on our products, production processes and markets. He was with LANXESS from the very beginning and knows our company inside out. This will help us make even swifter progress with LANXESS’ realignment.”

Hubert Fink was born in Jülich, Germany, in 1962. He studied process engineering at RWTH Aachen University, obtaining his doctorate in 1988. He completed a second diploma in business administration and engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 1992.

Fink joined Bayer AG in 1988. After holding various positions in production, plant engineering and the corporate staff division, he became head of Global Operations Semi-Crystalline Products in the Bayer Polymers subgroup in 2002.

When the LANXESS organization was set up in 2004, Fink became head of the Semi-Crystalline Products business unit. He has headed the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit since 2011.


LANXESS is one of the leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.0 billion in 2014 and about 16,300 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of one of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.


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