Management Decision Lanxess Appoints New Global Head for its Lubricants Additives Business Unit
Neelanjan Banerjee will succeed Martin Saewe to become the new Global Head of Lanxess’ Lubricants Additives division. Earlier, he held the post of Region Head, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director for Lanxess India. Martin Saewe on the other hand has been appointed as the Head of Group Initiative E-Mobility and Circular Economy.
Mumbai/India – Neelanjan Banerjee will be taking over as the new Global Head of the Business Unit Lubricants Additives at Lanxess Corporation, USA effective July 1, 2022 after a brief work-in period. He has been Region Head, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director for Lanxess India since August 2018 and has also been an Executive Director since 2009. He has held senior management positions in the last 16 years with the organization.
This business division focusses mainly on 3 segments: Transportation additives, industrial additives and synthetic basestocks & fluids. The business unit serves a host of attractive global end-application industries like automotive, marine, new mobility, aviation, power generation, food processing, metal working and general industrial.
Neelanjan Banerjee is taking over from Martin Saewe who moves on to become the Head of Group Initiative E-Mobility and Circular Economy. He succeeds Philipp Junge, who has led the Group initiative since its launch in August 2020 and has successfully driven Lanxess' strategy and projects around E-Mobility and Circular Economy. Philipp Junge is leaving Lanxess at his own request effective March 31, to pursue new challenges outside the company.
Namitesh Roy Choudhury, currently head of Production, Technology, Safety and Environment group function (GF PTSE) India and Executive Director of Lanxess India, will succeed Neelanjan Banerjee as Country Representative and Managing Director of Lanxess India effective July 1, 2022. He joined Bayer in 1989 and subsequently moved to Lanxess in India in 2005. He has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry.