Nobian appoints Michael Pontzen as CFO

16 August 2023

Nobian today announced that Michael Pontzen has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective per 1 September 2023.

Michael Pontzen brings 25 years of experience in finance, business management, investor relations, and executive roles to Nobian. In the past 19 years, he served in different finance functions for LANXESS, a leading specialty chemicals company based in Germany. After heading different finance departments, including Investor Relations, Corporate Finance and Controlling, Michael was appointed CFO and member of the board of management for the past 8 years. Prior to LANXESS, he served at the investor relations departments of Airbus and MAN Group.

With the appointment, Michael Pontzen will succeed Thorsten Krekels, who has served as interim CFO since as of 1 January 2023. Thorsten Krekels will resume his role as Group Controller.

Michael Koenig, Chief Executive Officer of Nobian, said: "We are delighted to welcome Michael to our leadership team. He has a deep understanding of the chemical industry and a proven track record of driving financial performance and enhancing operational efficiency. He is joining us at a pivotal time, since Nobian is focused on further developing and executing its growth and investment strategy to deliver value to our customers, shareholders, and society.

Michael Pontzen said: "I am honored and excited to join Nobian, a company with a strong reputation that is at the forefront of sustainability, innovation and quality in the chemical industry. I am impressed by the company’s vision, and I am eager to work with the team at Nobian to deliver on its financial and strategic goals.”

Nobian appoints Michael Pontzen as CFO