Press release
Corporate Press
September 12, 2017

Matthias Hau is the new Regional President Eastern Europe

Hanau. Matthias Hau has taken on the responsibility for the further development of the business in the Eastern European markets as well as the management of overarching aspects for the sites all over Europe as president of the Eastern European Region as of September 1, 2017. He succeeds Thomas Müller, who has been leading the activities of the European Region since 2011 and retired. 

Matthias Hau joined Evonik in 1982 while completing a vocational training at the former Degussa AG, followed by a commercial trainee program in Germany and England. After working as a sales employee in Melbourne (Australia), he was delegated to Singapore and Malaysia. Afterwards he held various responsibilities in sales, product management, and marketing, before he took over as head of the BioActives Business Unit. In 2005 he became the president of the India Region. After being head of the Agrochemicals & Polymer Additives Business Line at Performance Materials, he became responsible in 2016 for a sales programme across the group. 

Company information
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.

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