Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Independant Consultant.

Born January 24, 1954 in Anger/Germany.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG since May 15, 2018. 


Dr. Wolfgruber received a doctorate in chemistry, held a research scholarship at the University of California at Berkeley and acquired his MBA at INSEAD.

Dr. Wolfgruber started his career in 1985 at Wacker-Chemie GmbH, holding several positions in Marketing, Manufacturing as well as in R&D in Burghausen and Munich, alongside several responsibilities at Wacker Silicones Corp. in the US, lastly as President & CEO. In 2002 he transferred to ALTANA AG, as a member to the Board of Management of ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, and also as Chairman of the Board of Management of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel. From 2007 until end of 2015 he took over as Chairman of the Board of Management of ALTANA AG, Wesel.

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:

  • ALTANA AG, Wesel
  • Grillo Werke AG, Duisburg
  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Cologne

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies:

  • ARDEX GmbH, Witten (Chairman of the Advisory Committee)
  • Cabot Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts/USA
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