In the last 15 years Volker Trautz was involved with the leaders of the most important petrochemical companies on a global level with focus on Asia Pacific as well on the Middle East. He was the President and CEO of Basell Polyolefins. Basell acquired Lyondell Chemicals in 2007 and he was President and CEO of this company until his retirement in May 2009.
Volker was a Member of the Board of BASF AG, responsible for polymers and Asia Pacific (1995-2000)
Between (1974-1995) Various technical, commercial and director's positions at BASF and affiliated companies in Germany and Brazil.
He holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Volker Trautz is member of the Supervisory Board of Evonic Industries, Germany and Solar Tower Technologies. He is member of the Advisory Board of Citigroup Deutschland.