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Michael König

Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG
Michael König was appointed to the Board of Management of Bayer AG effective April 1, 2013. He is Labor Director and responsible for human resources, the Asia/Pacific, Africa and Middle East regions, the Technology and Sustainability areas and the subsidiary Currenta.

Michael König was born in Iserlohn on September 3, 1963. After studying chemical process engineering at TU Dortmund University and performing his compulsory military service, König joined Bayer in 1990 as a process engineer for chemicals projects in Europe. He assumed a variety of engineering-related positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of engineering, process development and maintenance management.

He transferred to China in 2000 to become General Manager of Bayer Polymers Shanghai Co. Ltd. There he oversaw the construction of the new production site, the Bayer Integrated Site Shanghai, and was made site manager in 2002. Thereafter he served as Global Head of Production and Technology Isocyanates at Bayer MaterialScience.

On April 1, 2007, König became Senior Bayer Representative for the Greater China country group and Senior Country Representative for Bayer MaterialScience in China. From July 1, 2011, until his appointment to the Bayer Board of Management, he served as Head of Bayer MaterialScience's Polycarbonate Business Unit, headquartered in Shanghai. He was also the member of the Bayer MaterialScience Executive Committee responsible for the Asia/Pacific region.

Michael König is married and has two children.


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