PRESIDENT - CATALYSTS AND ASIA-PACIFIC
MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE
Jens Cuntze was appointed President - Catalysts and Asia-Pacific (APAC) as of 1 July 2022. Prior to this, he served as Head of Corporate Planning & Strategy at Clariant.
In 2003, Jens joined Clariant as Head of Strategic Planning Division Life Science & Electronic Chemicals, followed by several management positions in the business and in corporate functions, e.g. as Head of New Business Development Business Unit Custom Synthesis, Head of Corporate Strategy, Head of Business Line Industrial Applications Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Vice President and Head of Group Procurement. From 2013 until 2018, he held the positions of Vice President and Head of Business Segment Petrochemical Catalysts (former Südchemie business) as well as Board Member of two global joint ventures.
In 1997, Jens Cuntze launched his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a Manager and later Associate Principal with a focus on the chemical industry. He was a member of the leadership team of the global chemicals practice and co-founder of the "Biotech in Chemicals" group.
Jens studied Chemistry and holds a diploma and Ph.D. from the Swiss federal institute of technology (ETH Zurich) and an MBA.