Jacques Perez will be the new country representative for Lanxess’s specialty chemicals group in the UK and MD of Lanxess Holding UK, effective October 1. Born in France, the 56-year old has been country representative and managing director of Lanxess India since May 2014 and has also held the position of CFO of Lanxess India since 2013.
Perez succeeds Kim O’Connor, who will retire on October 31 after more than 40 years with Lanxess and Bayer.
“On behalf of the entire board of management, I would like to thank Kim O’Connor for his excellent work and his outstanding contribution to the company over the years,” said Rainier van Roessel, member of the board of management at Lanxess. “At the same time I would like to wish Jacques Perez every success in his new role.”
Lanxess has approximately 350 employees in the UK and five production sites in Baxenden, Branston, Deeside, Sudbury and Manchester.