LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Dec. 13) — Effective July 1, Axel C. Heitmann will be confirmed for five more years as Lanxess A.G.´s chairman of the board by the company's advisory board. His contract was set to expire in spring 2008.
The contract for Matthias Zachert, chief financial officer, also was renewed for another five years.
Rainer van Roessel was appointed as a member of the board and starting in January will be responsible for three business units from the Performance Chemicals group segment, as well as all country organizations for Lanxess and group functions for IT, logistics, supply chain and procurement, and other group initiatives. He presently heads the Business Unit Rubber Chemicals and the Belgian organization for Lanxess.
Board members Martin Wienkenhover and Ulrich Koemm will continue their duties within their contract expiring spring 2008.