New country representative for LANXESS in the United Kingdom

24 July 2018

Effective 1 October 2018, Jacques Perez (56) will become the new country representative of specialty chemicals group LANXESS in the United Kingdom and managing director of LANXESS Holding UK. Born in France, he has been country representative and managing director of LANXESS India since May 2014. He has also held the position of chief financial officer (CFO) at LANXESS India Private Limited since 2013.

Perez follows Kim O'Connor (66), who will retire on 31 October 2018 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 AG. “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. Next to the head office in Newbury there are five production sites: Baxenden, Branston, Deeside, Sudbury and Trafford Park (Manchester).

The activities of specialty chemicals company LANXESS in the UK include several production sites from the blending of inorganic pigments, the manufacturing of science-based biocidal products to the production of urethane prepolymers, plastic additives and flame retardants amongst others.

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