Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries, Essen
Christian Kullmann has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Essen-based specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG since 2017, after serving as its Chief Strategy Officer since 2014. Under his leadership, the 34.000-strong company realigned to focus on specialty chemicals. Until September 2022, Kullmann also served as president of Germany’s Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Association VCI for 2 ½ years. Before joining Evonik, Kullmann held various positions at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt. Kullmann also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the economic historian is married with two daughters.