After studying textile and polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and chemistry at the University of Tübingen, where he obtained a doctorate, Günter von Au began his career in 1980 in Burghausen at Wacker-Chemie AG. He held a number of different management positions at the company through 2001 in Germany, Brazil, and the United States – most recently as head of Wacker’s division for polymers, specialty chemistry, and basic chemistry in Munich. He was also CEO of Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Burghausen, Germany. He joined Süd-Chemie in 2001 as President and CEO of Süd-Chemie Inc. In early 2004 Günter von Au was appointed member of the Management Board of Süd-Chemie AG in Munich, and in 2004 he became CEO, a position he held until March 31, 2012. On April 1, 2012, Günter von Au joined the Board of Directors at Clariant Ltd and acted as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors until October 16, 2018. On April 7, 2021 he was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd.



  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Stada Arzneimittel AG, Germany
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayernwerk AG, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of Gebr. Röchling KG, Germany
  • Chairman of the Board of CeramTec GmbH, Germany
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Synlab Holding Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Baerlocher GmbH, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Tyczka GmbH, Germany
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