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Michael König appointed


2020-01-19

Michael König (56), CEO of Elkem ASA, has joined the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG. The Hildesheim District Court named Michael König to the Supervisory Board effective as of 15 January 2020. He will stand for election by the shareholders at the Symrise Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2020. Mr König will succeed Dr Thomas Rabe (54), who stepped down at his own request and on amicable terms on 31 December 2019.
 
Michael König is the CEO of the stock-listed Elkem ASA, a leading global supplier of silicon-based advanced materials with headquarters in Oslo. Before joining Elkem he spent four years as the CEO of China National Bluestar, a supplier of new chemical materials and animal nutrition. He began his career in 1990 at Bayer AG, where he held a number of management positions in Germany and China for 25 years, ultimately serving from 2013 to 2015 as a member of the Board of Management responsible for technology, human resources and sustainability and the Asia/Pacific, Africa and Middle East regions.
 
Michael König has a degree in chemical process engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund. He is married and has two children, Symrise announced.