Dr. Bernhard Düttmann
Chief Financial Officer
Bernhard Düttmann was born in Düsseldorf in 1959. He studied business administration at the University of Cologne, where he also obtained his doctorate. In 1989 he joined Beiersdorf AG, where he was latterly the Executive Board Member responsible for Finance/Human Resources and held regional responsibility for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Bernhard Düttmann was appointed by the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG on April 1, 2011, to become the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Dr. Werner Breuers
Member of the Board of Management
Werner Breuers was born in Mönchengladbach in 1958. He studied chemistry and obtained his doctorate from Aachen Technical University before beginning his career in the Research and Development Division of Hoechst AG in 1989. After holding managerial positions at various companies in Germany and abroad, he latterly worked for the Basell Group as President of Basell Polyolefins Europe. Werner Breuers was appointed to the Board of Management of LANXESS AG effective May 14, 2007.
Dr. Rainier van Roessel
Member of the Board of Management (Industrial Relations Director)
Rainier van Roessel was born in 1957 in Oisterwijk in the Netherlands. He studied business administration at the University of Cologne, where he also obtained his doctorate, and joined Bayer AG in 1988. When the LANXESS organization was set up in 2004, he became Head of the Rubber Chemicals business unit, and in June 2006 he was additionally appointed Managing Director of LANXESS N.V., Antwerp, Belgium. Rainier van Roessel was appointed to the LANXESS AG Board of Management on January 1, 2007.
Dr. Axel C. Heitmann
Chairman of the Board of Management (until February 2014)
Axel C. Heitmann was born in Hamburg in 1959. After graduating in chemistry from Hamburg University and Southampton University, United Kingdom, and obtaining his doctorate, he joined Bayer AG in 1989. In the subsequent years, he held a succession of roles at Bayer, which included a number of international assignments in the United Kingdom and China. Axel C. Heitmann was appointed Chairman of the LANXESS AG Board of Management on September 16, 2004.