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Utilizing the fascinating world of science to promote peace and sustainability

Dr. Detlef Männig is an industrial chemist, having studied at the University of Bonn (Germany), Yale University (U.S.A.), Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and the University of Munich (Germany). He worked for Evonik Industries AG for more than 35 years - in Germany, the U.S.A. and the PR of China, including projects in Southeast Asia, Japan and Brazil. This encompasses Applied Technology, Environment, Production, Marketing, R&D and Sustainability, including a training as Safety Engineer and Auditor.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Männig has been involved in industry-related issues of the CWC (Chemical Weapons Convention) and BTWC (Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention). He was member and chairman of Working Groups against Chemical and Biological Weapons and non-proliferation on the national level at VCI (German Chemical Industry Association) as well as international level at Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations). He was also active in industry working groups about drugs and explosive precursors.

In 1991-1992, he was consultant for the German delegation to the Geneva negotiations of the CWC. He served two terms on the Scientific Advisory Board of the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and was member of two of its Temporary Working Groups. Currently, he is Head of the Chemical Industry Coordination Group and member of the Joint Steering Committee of OPCW and ICCA.

He has more than 120 publications and presentations on CW- and BW-related issues as well as innovation, environmental and sustainability topics.

For his long-term engagement, Dr. Detlef Männig received the German President’s Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz).

For more details, see his CV.

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