Hans Joachim Müller holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and a research fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He joins Azelis from Clariant where he sat on the Executive Committee. His responsibilities included the Business Units Catalysis & Energy, Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates and Oil & Mining Services. Previously, at Süd-Chemie he was a Member of the Managing Board and Head of the Catalytic Technologies global Business Unit. His professional career started at BASF in Germany and continued in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the catalyst business in the Asia-Pacific region.
As Group CEO, Hans Joachim Müller is ultimately responsible for achieving the financial returns set by the shareholders and for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board.