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LANXESS appoints Neelanjan Banerjee as the Global Head of its Lubricant Additives Business

After a brief work-in period, Neelanjan Banerjee will take over as the new Global Head of the Business Unit Lubricants Additives at LANXESS Corporation, the USA on July 1, 2022. Since August 2018, he has served as Region Head, Vice-Chairman, and Managing Director for LANXESS India Private Limited, and he has also served as an Executive Director since 2009. He has held senior management positions with the organisation for the past 16 years.

Headquartered in Shelton, CT in the US, the Business Unit Lubricant Additives (BU LAB) is globally positioned with around 800 customers worldwide and production sites in East Hanover, Fords, (USA), Elmira, West Hill (Canada), Altamira (Mexico), Mannheim (Germany), Latina (Italy), Kaoshiung (Taiwan) and Nantong, Qingdao (China). It also has a manufacturing facility in Geismar, Louisiana in the US (Rubicon – a joint venture between LANXESS and Huntsman). The business unit has 5 global technical competence centres located in Naugatuck (USA), West Hill (Canada), Manheim (Germany) and APAC Application Development Center (AADC) in Shanghai (China).  It also has 3 regional sales hubs located in the Americas, Europe and APAC region. The BU LAB offers a comprehensive product portfolio for all lubricant applications. It focuses 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, metalworking 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 Private Limited 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.

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