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Matthias Zachert

Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Zachert was born in Bonn, Germany in 1967. He completed
an industrial management apprenticeship at Mercedes-Benz AG
before he studied business administration with a concentration in
finance and international management from 1990 to 1995. He
graduated with a degree in business administration (Diplom-

From 1999 to 2002, Matthias Zachert worked in Paris as Chief
Financial Officer of the International Region of Aventis Pharma AG,
which was formed by the merger of Hoechst Marion Roussel (HMR)
and Rhône-Poulenc Rorer. Before the merger that created Aventis,
he held various senior management positions in the pharmaceutical
business of Hoechst AG. As of 2002 Matthias Zachert was Chief
Financial Officer at Kamps AG, where he helped to restructure the

Matthias Zachert served as Chief Financial Officer of LANXESS AG
from 2004 to 2011, where he played a key role in establishing the
global finance organization, restructuring the portfolio, and realigning
the Bayer spin-off.

From June 2011, he has been a member of the Executive Board and
Chief Financial Officer at Merck KGaA.
Since April 1, 2014, Matthias Zachert is Chairman of the Board of
Management of LANXESS AG.

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