(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German producer of specialty chemicals, Covestro AG announces the decision of its Supervisory Board to extend the contract of Board of Management member Dr. Thomas Toepfer earlier than scheduled by five years from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026. Since April 1, 2018, Dr. Toepfer has been a member of the Management Board of Covestro AG. Dr. Toepfer oversees accounting, controlling and finance as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is also responsible for investor relations, information technology, portfolio development, tax and legal affairs as well as intellectual property and compliance. Dr. Toepfer was also appointed labor director at Covestro AG in January 2019. Covestro took a major step to ensure continuity in economically challenging times by extending Dr. Toepfer’s contract ahead of schedule.
“We are pleased to continue our successful cooperation with Dr. Thomas Toepfer,” said Dr. Richard Pott, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Covestro AG.“ As an experienced CFO, he justifiably enjoys a high level of trust on capital markets and among employees, our business partners, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board.”
Following the extension of his contract, Dr. Thomas Toepfer said: “I am looking forward to successfully and sustainably shaping the future of Covestro along with the Board of Management team and our employees. At the same time, I would like to thank our Supervisory Board for the trust they have placed in me.”
Dr. Thomas Toepfer is part of the four-member Board of Management at Covestro with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Markus Steilemann, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Sucheta Govil and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dr. Klaus Schäfer.
With 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 17,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2019.
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SOURCE: Covestro AG