Lanxess Appoints Jens-Christian Blad Head of Corporate Development

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 05, 2017

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess appoints a new head of corporate development, Dr. Jens-Christian Blad. Blad will assume responsibility for the group function by September 1, 2017.

Blad studied chemistry in Kiel, obtained his doctorate in Muenster and is regarded by many in the industry as a specialty chemicals expert, according to Lanxess. He has been with the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company since 2006, where he is in charge of the “megatrends-supported growth in chemicals” initiative and a member of the Chemicals Practice.

Following the acquisition of U.S.-based chemical company Chemtura, the current head of corporate development, Dr. Markus Eckert, has assumed responsibility for the new Urethane Systems business unit. Until his successor begins his new role, Eckert will remain responsible for the group function, in addition to his new role. 

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