Group Structure

The LANXESS Group is a globally operating chemical enterprise that is characterized particularly by flexible asset structures, a diversified customer base, a worldwide presence and an entrepreneurial management structure.

Our core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and consumer protection products. In these central fields of industrial chemistry we deploy our specific core competences of chemical expertise, application know-how, flexible asset management and close co-operation with our customers.   

The operational business of LANXESS is grouped into three segments which include Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives and Consumer Protection.

The three segments report directly to the Executive Board in order to have the greatest possible freedom of development. The respective management is responsible for strategic development and alignment - in close cooperation with its product and customer management.

Board of Management

  • Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management
  • Michael Pontzen, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Dr. Hubert Fink, Member of the Board 
  • Dr. Anno  Borkowsky, Member of the Board
  • Frederique van Baarle, Labor Director 




Matthias Zachert:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Development
  • dLX
  • Business Units: Liquid Purification Technologies, Leather, Material Protection Products 

Dr. Hubert Fink:

  • Global Procurement & Logistics
  • Production, Technology, Safety & Environment
  • Business Units: Advanced Industrial Intermediates, Saltigo, High Performance Materials, Urethane Systems, Inorganic Pigments

Michael Pontzen:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Controlling
  • Information Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Tax & Trade Compliance
  • Treasury & Investor Relations


Dr. Anno Borkowsky:

  • Business Units: Lubricant Additives Business, Polymer Additives Business, Rhein Chemie

Frederique van Baarle

  • Labor Director