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March 26, 2013

Markus Steilemann is appointed head of Bayer's Polycarbonates business unit

Dorothy Lozowski

Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany; has appointed Markus Steilemann as the new head of its Polycarbonates business unit. He succeeds Michael Koenig, who will join the Board of Management of Bayer AG on April 1, 2013. At the same time, Steilemann will become a member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience.
Steilemann, whose current role is head of Industrial Marketing, Polycarbonates business unit, joined Bayer as an internal consultant within Bayer’s Corporate Organization and Planning function in 1999. Since then he has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility and gained broad experience in business modeling, organizational development as well as supply chain. In January 2008, he moved to Hong Kong to join the Polycarbonates business unit heading a number of different regional business segments. In August 2011, he relocated to Shanghai and the global headquarters of the Polycarbonates business unit. He was appointed head of global Industrial Marketing for this unit in July 2012.
Steilemann studied chemistry at the University of Aachen, Germany, and the University Of Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in technical chemistry from the University of Aachen and, in addition, a Masters Degree in chemical economics.

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