Hans-Joachim Müller holds a PhD in Chemistry from the LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) university in Munich, one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. He also obtained a research fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
Müller joined Azelis from a leading speciality chemicals company where he sat on the Executive Committee. His responsibilities included the business units Catalysis & Energy, Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates and Oil & Mining Services. Prior to this, he was a Member of the Managing Board and Head of the Catalytic Technologies global Business Unit at a company specialising in catalysts and adsorbents. His professional career started at a German chemicals company and continued in Hong Kong, where he was where he was overseeing and inorganics business in Asia-Pacific.
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.
Müller is married with 3 children and lives in Munich, Germany. In his free time he likes running and he is passionate about old travel books.