Dr. Martin Vollmer
Clariant International, Switzerland
Martin Vollmer joined Clariant International Ltd in January 2010 as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Group Technology & Innovation. He is responsible for Clariant’s Research & Development as well as for Engineering, IP Management, and New Business Development.
From 2005–2009 he held several management positions within Bayer MaterialScience AG (now Covestro). As Vice President Marketing and Business Development in the Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties, he was responsible for the Waterborne Coatings and Adhesives business. Prior to this, he was Research Director for Resins & Aromatics.
Martin Vollmer began his industrial career in 1999 as Laboratory Head, Materials Research within Bayer AG’s Corporate Research. From 2002–2004 he was Senior Manager within Corporate Development/Strategic Planning and worked as Assistant to the CTO of Bayer AG.
He graduated with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 1996. 1997–1998 he held a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA.
Since 2011, Martin Vollmer is a Member of the Board of the Swiss Chemical Society. In 2016, he was also appointed Member of the Board of the German Chemical Society and Member of the Programme Council Research & Innovation of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council.
He is married, has two children and lives with his family close to Cologne in Germany.