Frederique van Baarle has taken up her position as a member of the Board of Management and Labor Director at Cologne-based specialty chemicals company LANXESS effective April 1, 2023. Until the end of March van Baarle headed the High Performance Materials business unit at LANXESS, which was contributed to a joint venture for high-performance plastics with private equity firm Advent on April 1. The 51-year-old had already been appointed by the Supervisory Board in November 2022.
Van Baarle will also assume board responsibility for the Americas region from the second half of 2023. She will perform her new role from Pittsburgh, LANXESS’ U.S. headquarters.