Dr. Jan Verdenhalven (CEO)

As Doctor of Biochemistry, Jan Verdenhalven looks back on more than 25 years of experience in various senior management positions at internationally active chemical companies. His career began in 1985 as laboratory manager at Hoechst AG. In 1990 he moved to Management Consultant at McKinsey Company, only to then return in 1992 as Project Manager, Strategic Planning, and later Area Controller, Fine Chemicals, to Hoechst AG.

Subsequently from 1995 to 2000, as member of the board of DyStar GmbH Co. KG, he was responsible for the global business area of dispersion color materials. Between March 2000 and March 2011 he worked at the SGL Group, initially as Manager of Corporate Controlling and Business Development, and since 2001 as Chairman of the global business area Carbon Fiber Composites.