FELCHT, UTZ-HELLMUTH
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FELCHT, UTZ-HELLMUTH

FELCHT, UTZ-HELLMUTH

Chairman & CEO, Degussa AG

 

Utz-Hellmuth Felcht was born on January 8, 1947 in Iserlohn, Westphalia, Germany. He studied chemistry at the Universities of Mainz and Saarbrücken, and obtained a doctorate in natural science at Kaiserslautern University.In 1977, Felcht began his career at Hoechst AG’s Main Laboratory, and went on to hold various managerial positions within the Hoechst Group. In 1992, he was appointed to the Board of Hoechst AG. On October 1, 1998, Felcht changed to SKW Trostberg AG to assume the position of Management Board Chairman. On May 15, 2000, VIAG and VEBA (today: E.ON) announced the merger of their chemical activities (SKW Trostberg and Degussa-Hüls respectively) into Degussa AG with Felcht as designated Management Board Chairman. Felcht assumed the management board chairmanship of Degussa-Hüls AG, holding the position from June 1, 2000 to early February 2001. During this time he steered the integration of Degussa-Hüls and SKW Trostberg, which took place in an unusually smooth and calm manner. As Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO), Felcht has been leading Degussa AG since February 2001. Effective June 1, 2003, Felcht became a Member of the Management Board of the RAG Aktiengesellschaft in addition to his duties as Management Board Chairman of Degussa AG. Memberships, further mandates and honors: Since 1992, Felcht has been a member of the Scientific/Technical Advisory Council of the Bavarian government. He was named Honorary Professor at Frankfurt University in 1993, and at Munich Technical University in 1999, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Rostock University in 1996. In October 2003, Felcht became Vice President of the Presidential Committee at the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). In July 2003, Felcht was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

 

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