April start at Lanxess for Heitmann replacement Zachert
Lanxess shares that Matthias Zachert, named Axel Heitmann’s successor as Board of Management chairman following the latter’s departure from the specialty chemicals firm at the end of February, will resume his career with the company on 1 April. Zachert is currently chief financial officer of Merck KGaA and the functions he will take on at Lanxess are at present being performed by chief financial officer Bernhard Düttmann.
Zachert served as chief financial officer of Lanxess AG between 2004 and 2011 before joining Merck. When his appointment as chairman was announced on 27 February, Supervisory Board chairman Rolf Stomberg stated that “Mr. Zachert performed excellent work as chief financial officer at Lanxess and has an outstanding reputation among employees as well as in the capital market.”