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Dr. Detlef Männig

​Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

since 2019
Managing Director Mannig Consulting (Potsdam)
Advising on Disarmament, Nonproliferation, Safety & Security, Sustainability
and International Cooperation
Vice President Corporate Responsibility (Hanau and Essen)
Managing internal and external CR Relations
2012- 2015
Vice President Bioeconomy (Hanau)
Strategic Partnerships by Bioeconomy in Southeast Asia and South America
Process Officer Compliance (Hanau)
Global Harmonization of Business Processes and IT tools
General Manager at Evonik Sanzheng Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
(Yingkou and Chongqing, PR China)

2007 - 2009 Head of Innovation Steering and IP Management
Management of Innovation- and IP-portfolio as well as Environmental and Quality processes (Kalscheuren und Hanau)
2005 – 2007
Member of Board of Directors DSL.Japan
(Joint Venture between Shionogi und Degussa)
2004 – 2007
Vice President Matting Agents
(since 2006 additionally Specialty Silicas)
Worldwide Sales and Profit Responsibility (Frankfurt)

Director Strategic Planning/Controlling and Business Development
Projects for Controlling Department (Frankfurt)

Director Applied Technology Pigments
Application Service of our Pigment Activities (Hanau)
1998 – 2002

Plant Manager Bonn-Beuel
Responsible for Production and Site Remediation (Bonn)
1995 – 1998

Department Head Environmental Protection
Responsible for Immission Protection, Water and Waste; Utility Manager for Waste Water Treatment Plant and Waste Disposal (Hanau)
1990 – 1995

Manager Corporate Environmental Department
Responsible for Water Protection and Waste Management (Frankfurt)
1985 – 1990

Manager Applied Technology Environmental Protection
Responsible for Waste Water and Exhaust Air Treatment, later Waste Paper Recycling (Hanau and three years Allendale, NJ, U.S.A.)




1983 – 1985
Ph.D. work at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
Research Assistantship at Weizmann-Institut in Rehovot, Israel
1981 – 1982
Studying at Yale, New Haven, U.S.A.; final Degree: Master of Science
1978 – 1981
Basic Studies at Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
High School graduation at Alfred-Krupp-Gymnasium in Essen


Professional Associations


Member of „Trade and Production Control Issue Teams“ at European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
Chairman of Cefic „Working Party Against Chemical Weapons“
1990 – 2009 and 2012-2023
Member and since 1995 Chairman of Working Group „International Control Issues“ of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
1990 – 1995
Member of Technical Working Groups „Water“ and „Waste“ of VCI

and Economical Association Metals


Volunteer Work (past and present)  


- Active in Local Political Committees; i.a. Member of Local Parliament

   for four Years and as Board Member of Local Party
- Building a Foundation for Street Children in Ghana
- Member of „Scientific Advisory Board“ of Organisation for the Prohibition
  of Chemical Weapons in The Hague
- Functions in Church Councils in Bonn and Großkrotzenburg
- Member of Board of Literary Society “Gertrud-von-le-Fort-Gesellschaft”





- English (fluent)
- French (basic knowledge)
- Chinese (beginner)




- (local) Politics
- Volunteer Work in Church and with Developing Countries
- Long-distance Marching
- Swimming
- Collecting Prints of Selected Artists




- Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz)
- Appointed Legal Representative (Prokurist) of Degussa GmbH in 2004

- Training as Safety Engineer at BG Chemie

- Dialogpartner Umwelt of Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
- Scholarship Weizmann-Institute

- Fulbright-Stipend

- Teaching and Research Assistantship Yale Universität

- 120 Publications, Presentations and Patents


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