COLOGNE, Germany – Effective May 1, 2016, Dirk Van Meirvenne will take charge of the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS. His predecessor, Hubert Fink, was appointed to the Board of Management of LANXESS AG on October 1, 2015 and has since been acting head of the business unit.

“On behalf of the entire LANXESS Board of Management, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Van Meirvenne and wish him every success in his new role. He brings with him many years of expertise and experience in facilities management, which means he is ideally placed to optimally develop business in this area,” said Fink.

Van Meirvenne started his career at Bayer Antwerpen NV. Following an assignment in Thailand, he worked for Bayer Polymers in Krefeld and later for Bayer Material Science in Leverkusen, Germany. His most recent position with the Bayer Group, which he took up in May 2010, was Global Head and Managing Director of Bayer Technology Services GmbH.