The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG appointed Anno Borkowsky to the Board of Management, effective June 1, 2019. In his new role, Borkowsky will be responsible for the Specialty Additives segment. Currently, he is heading the Additives business unit at LANXESS.
LANXESS Chairman of the Supervisory Board Matthias L. Wolfgruber said that Anno Borkowsky is highly experienced and in numerous projects, has proven his distinct sense for business and products.
Anno Borkowsky, born in Cologne in 1959, studied chemistry at the University of Cologne, where he received his doctorate in 1989. He joined Bayer AG in 1990 and became Managing Director of Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH. In 2004, he became Head of Business unit of Rhein Chemie as a part of LANXESS AG. In 2017, he took over as head of the newly formed business unit Additives.
Effective June 1, 2019, the current Additives business unit will be split into two separate business units: Polymer Additives and Lubricant Additives Business. Polymer Additives offers high-quality additives and performance chemicals for the polymer sector, including phosphorus- and bromine-based flame-retardants. The portfolio of Lubricant Additives Business ranges from synthetic lubricant base materials to individual additives and additive packages. Karsten Job (Polymer Additives) and Martin Saewe (Lubricant Additives Business) will head the new business units.
With the appointment of Borkowsky, the Board of Management of LANXESS AG will be expanded to five members. Previously, the Chairman of the Board of Management, Matthias Zachert, held responsibility for the Specialty Additives segment.