People: Lanxess AG (LXSG.DE)
van Roessel, Rainier
Dr. Rainier van Roessel has been Member of the Management Board at Lanxess AG since January 1, 2007. In 1988 he joined the Corporate Organization department of Bayer AG as an internal adviser. In 1993 Dr. van Roessel became a strategic adviser in the Strategic Planning department, where he helped to set up the mergers and acquisitions unit. In 1997 Dr. van Roessel became Head of Strategic Marketing for styrenics in the Plastics Business Group, and in 2001 he was appointed Head of European Marketing for polycarbonates. In the newly formed Bayer Polymers subgroup Dr. van Roessel assumed responsibility for Global Operations Polyester/TPU/Films. When LANXESS was established in 2004, he became Head of the Rubber Chemicals business unit, and in June 2006 he was appointed Managing Director of LANXESS N.V., Antwerp, Belgium. Currently, Dr. van Roessel also occupies various positions within the LANXESS Group and acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of LANXESS S.A. de C.V., LANXESS Hong Kong Ltd. Holding Hispania S.L., LANXESS Chemicals S.L., LANXESS S.r.l. and LANXESS India Private Ltd., among others. He studied Business Administration at Universitaet zu Koeln, obtaining his Doctorate in 1988.
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