Klaus Engel

Klaus Engel, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Evonik Industries AG

Dr. Engel is the former chief executive officer of Evonik Industries AG, a specialty chemical manufacturer, from 2009 to 2017, and previously was chief executive officer of Degussa AG, a predecessor to Evonik, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Engel was chief executive officer of Brenntag AG/ Mülheim, a global chemical distribution company, since 2001. Earlier in his career, he held various senior positions in R&D, production, marketing and strategy planning at Chemische Werke Hüls/Marl, VEBA AG, Düsseldorf and Stinnes AG and Mülheim an der Ruhr. Dr. Engel has been a member of the supervisory board of National-Bank, Essen since 2011 and joined the advisory board of Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany in 2018. He is honorary professor at University of Duisburg/Essen and member of the board of trustees of Bonner Akademie für angewandte Politik at University of Bonn.