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Flemming B. Bjoernslev is President and CEO of LANXESS Corporation and Head of the NAFTA Region. Mr. Bjoernslev currently oversees approximately 1,500 employees in 16 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico from the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LANXESS Corporation contains business units that manufacture more than 3,000 products in the areas of specialty chemicals, synthetic rubber and plastics.
Mr. Bjoernslev began his career at Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany, in 1986, becoming deputy sales manager in the Polyurethanes business unit in 1990. From 1994 to 1998 he was area sales manager at Bayer Industrie Produkte in Cologne, Germany. In 1999, he relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina as head of marketing & sales for the Polyurethanes business unit and later he was promoted to business unit head.
Mr. Bjoernslev returned to Germany in 2003 as project manager at Bayer Chemicals AG in Leverkusen. In 2004, when LANXESS was formed, he moved to LANXESS AG as head of marketing for phosphorous chemicals. In 2008, Mr. Bjoernslev became Chief Executive Officer of LANXESS Central Eastern Europe s.r.o., based in Bratislava, Slovakia. In October of 2012, Mr. Bjoernslev began his current position of President and CEO of LANXESS Corporation and Head of the NAFTA Region.
Mr. Bjoernslev currently sits on the boards of the Allegheny Conference (Community Development), American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Bjoernslev holds a bachelor’s in International Management from the FOM University of Applied Sciences, Essen, Germany.