Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries AG has extended the term of Christian Kullmann as chairman of the executive board for another five years, the company has announced.
Kullman took over the position in May 2017 following the departure of Klaus Engel and his contract has now been extended until May 2027, Evonik said 2 June.
During his term of office, Kullmann has shown “excellent leadership,” said Bernd Tönjes, chairman of the supervisory board of Evonik.
In particular, he played a key role in driving forward Evonik’s strategy to concentrate on speciality chemicals, focusing on three growth divisions of: speciality additives, nutrition & care, smart & performance materials.
“We will be investing specifically in our three growth divisions and focusing our combined innovative capability on developing new products," said Kullman announcing his plans to further optimise Evonik’s portfolio.
Kullmann was appointed to Evonik’s executive board as chief strategic officer in 2014 and became chairman of the executive board in May 2017.
Since March 2020, he has also headed the German chemical industry association, VCI.