Board responsibility for innovation and head of Business Unit Polyurethanes

Dr. Markus Steilemann

Markus Steilemann
Dr. Markus Steilemann, board member responsible for innovation
Dr. Markus Steilemann assumed responsibility for innovation at Covestro in 2015. He additionally became head of the Polyurethanes segment in 2016.

Born in Geilenkirchen, Germany, in 1970, Steilemann graduated with a PhD in chemistry from RWTH Aachen University. He began his career with the Bayer Group in 1999. From 2008, he held various management positions in the Polycarbonates segment at Bayer MaterialScience, the predecessor company of Covestro. Among other things, he was head of Global Industrial Marketing. Between 2013 and 2015, Steilemann headed the entire segment before being appointed to the Covestro Board of Management.