Production and Technology

Dr. Klaus Schäfer

Klaus Schaefer
Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Board member responsible for production and technology
Dr. Klaus Schäfer became Chief Industrial Operations Officer at Covestro in 2015 and is responsible for production and technology. Previously, Schäfer held the same responsibility in the Polyurethanes segment, was the Country Representative in China for predecessor company Bayer MaterialScience, and Managing Director of German site operator Currenta, which provides services to Covestro at the Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen and Leverkusen sites.

Born in Cologne, Germany, in 1962, Schäfer studied physics at the city’s university. After obtaining his PhD, he worked for Erdölchemie and BP, before joining the Bayer Group in 2001.