Press release
Corporate Press
May 6, 2016

Christian Kullmann appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG

In its meeting today the Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG appointed Christian Kullmann (47) Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board with immediate effect. Kullmann has been on the Executive Board since July 2014 and has the role of Chief Strategic Officer. He joined the company in 2003.

Werner Müller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, says: “Christian Kullmann has rendered outstanding service to Evonik and gained great recognition both within and outside the company through the IPO preparations and the new corporate strategy. He will continue to support Evonik on its path of extraordinary success.”

Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board, says: “I highly recommended Christian Kullmann as a Board Member at the time, and I now recommend him equally highly as my deputy. He stands for continuity and dependability towards employees, customers and investors. We will continue along our successful path in the same spirit of trusting cooperation.”

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.


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