Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Board
Dr. Christian Hartel is Member of Wacker Chemie AG’s Executive Board since November 2015. His Board responsibilities include the WACKER POLYMERS and WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS business divisions, Human Resources, Corporate Engineering, Research & Development, Intellectual Property as well as the regions India and Asia / Pacific. Christian Hartel joined Wacker Chemie in 2003, working in the company’s Corporate Development department. After various managerial positions at the business divisions WACKER FINE CHEMICALS and WACKER SILICONES, he became
Vice President of Raw Materials Procurement in 2010. In May 2012 he took over as President of WACKER SILICONES.
Prior to joining WACKER, Christian Hartel worked as a Senior Consultant at management Consultancy Bain & Company. He has 17 years of professional experience in the chemical sector. Christian Hartel studied chemistry at the University of Constance and holds a PhD from the universities of Geneva and Frankfurt am Main.