Michael Koenig

Michael Koenig (03 September 1963) has been the Chief Executive Officer since December 2019. Previously he was the chief executive officer of China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. (2016-2019), and the chairperson of Elkem ASA (2016-2019).

Michael Koenig has extensive professional experience from the Bayer group in which he has held various positions, including chief executive officer of Bayer Group Greater China and Head of Polycarbonates Business Unit of Bayer Material Science.

He also serves as member of the board of directors of China National Bluestar (group) Co. Ltd., Adisseo and Qenos, and served as a member of the board of directors of Bayer AG from 2013 until 2015 and as the chairperson of the board of directors of Currenta from 2013 until 2015. Hence, Michael Koenig has accumulated rich experience in running large multinational corporations. 

He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Chemical Engineering Department of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. Michael Koenig is a German citizen and has his office in Norway.

Michael Koenig holds 91,265 shares in Elkem ASA.