Chairman of the Executive Board of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Dr. GŁnter Hilken was born in Leverkusen, Germany, in 1954. He studied chemistry at Cologne University, obtaining a doctorate in organic chemistry from the same institution in 1983. He joined Bayer’s Rubber Business Group at the Dormagen site in 1984. After several years in leading positions in R&D for the Rubber Business Group, he held positions as a plant manager in rubber production and as a site manager in Sarnia, Canada.
In 1999, Dr. Hilken became President of the Fibers, Additives and Rubber Division at Bayer Corp. in Akron, Ohio. He returned to Leverkusen in 2002 to become Head of Global Operations MDI at Bayer Polymers before taking over the Polycarbonates Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG two years later. He was also appointed a member of the Bayer MaterialScience Executive Committee in 2007.
On August 1, 2011, he became Chairman of the Executive Board of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG.
As of May 2014 Dr. Hilken has been Chairmann of the Board of the VCI NRW (Association of the Chemical Industry in North Rhine-Westphalia).