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SFO of the Year: Matthias Zachert

Establishing Lanxess as a Leading Global Chemical Company

11:02 AM MDT | August 18, 2008 | Kerri Walsh

Matthias Zachert likes challenges. He started his chemical industry career in the mid-1990s, when he joined Hoechst and became head of a special project to establish the Hoechst Marion Roussel (HMR) Pharmaceutical Business as a separate global company. “This was risky because Hoechst was in the process of breaking up, but it was a challenge and I saw it as an opportunity to prove myself,” Zachert says. He used the same philosophy when he decided to become CFO of Lanxess, a position he has held since the company spun off from Bayer in 2004. Zachert...

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