Dr. Klaus Schäfer has been the Chief Technology Officer of Covestro since 2015. He is responsible for the areas Process Technology, Engineering, HSE and Procurement and coordinates the global production network of Covestro.
Before being appointed to the Board of Management of Covestro AG, Dr. Schäfer was Head of Production and Technology in the Polyurethanes Division, Country Representative in China for the predecessor company Bayer Material Science and Managing Director of the German site operator Currenta. Before that, Dr. Schäfer worked for Erdölchemie in Cologne and BP in Grangemouth, Scotland.
At the beginning of 2019, Dr. Schäfer took over as chair of DECHEMA e.V. and in 2020 was appointed to Germany’s National Hydrogen Council. Besides this, he chairs the Energy, Climate Protection and Raw Materials Committee of the German Chemical Industry Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the German Energy and Power Industry Association.
Dr. Schäfer was born in Brühl, Germany, in 1962 and gained a PhD in physics from Cologne University.