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Change in the Global Managing Board at the specialty chemicals company Budenheim

Budenheim reorganizes its Global Managing Board. The internationally operating specialty chemicals company is repositioning itself in the wake of the launch of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG.

Budenheim reorganizes its Global Managing Board. The internationally operating specialty chemicals company is repositioning itself in the wake of the launch of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG. Dr. Stefan Lihl, who has already been a member of Budenheim's Global Managing Board since 2015, will take over as Chairman and CEO. Dr. André Seemann completes the Global Managing Board as CFO and second member.

Dr. Harald Schaub, the long-standing Chairman of the Global Managing Board and CEO, is leaving the company to join the Management Board of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG.

Stefan Lihl joined Budenheim in 1997. In 2015, he was appointed a member of the Global Managing Board and assumed responsibility for all Business Units, R&D and Innovation. He will quickly settle into his new role as Chairman of the Global Managing Board and CEO of Budenheim on the basis of this expertise and experience.

André Seemann joined Budenheim in 2016 as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Site Management of Budenheim Germany with responsibility for Finance and Administration. This experience and contacts will also provide him with a solid foundation in his new role as CFO and member of the Global Managing Board.

Stefan Lihl and André Seemann will carry on the company's ongoing strategy as the new top management. "As a sign of continuity and stability, the line-up of our leadership team remains unchanged. We are confident and optimistic looking to the future," said Stefan Lihl. "Market orientation and innovation-driven growth, supported by a solid investment program at our sites in Germany and abroad, remain the key topics for the coming years. We will consistently continue along this path, which we embarked on some time ago, with the support of our people."

 

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Photo of Stefan Lihl // Photo source: Kilian Schwarz, Budenheim

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Photo of André Seemann // Photo source: Kilian Schwarz, Budenheim