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Specialty chemicals firm LANXESS revamps management team
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Apr '14
Along with Matthias Zachert assuming his role as Chairman of the Board of Management at specialty chemicals company LANXESS, leadership changes at two business units and country entities, as well as one group function, are coming into effect.
 
Jorge Nogueira, currently head of the business unit Functional Chemicals (FCC), will take over responsibility for the business unit Performance Butadiene Rubbers (PBR) based in Fribourg, Switzerland, from Joachim Grub as of May 1, 2014.
 
Grub will take a one-year sabbatical. Anno Borkowsky, in addition to being head of the business unit Rhein Chemie (RCH) in Mannheim, Germany, will temporarily be responsible for Functional Chemicals.
 
There will also be a change in leadership at the group function Innovation & Technology (INN). Par Singh, currently Country Representative of LANXESS in Singapore, will take over from Paul Wagner, effective May 1.
 
Wagner will enter retirement. Effective May 1, Fiona Wu will be the new Country Representative of Singapore. She is currently responsible for Human Resources at the business unit Butyl Rubber (BTR) and will continue to perform this role parallel to her new tasks.
 
Joerg Strassburger, Country Representative of LANXESS in India since 2005, will leave the company as of April 30, 2014, to pursue new opportunities outside of the company. Jacques Perez will take over as Country Representative on May 1, while continuing his current role as Chief Financial Officer in India. 
 

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