Management of Marquard & Bahls

Executive Board

Mark Garrett (CEO)

Mark Garrett
Chief Executive Officer, CEO
Marquard & Bahls

Mark Garrett has served as CEO of Marquard & Bahls since August 1, 2018. He brings with him a wealth of experience from more than 30 years in the chemicals and petrochemicals industry.

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He started his career at the Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical company Ciba-Geigy. Subsequently, he worked for the American company DuPont, and later on he returned to Ciba Speciality Chemicals in Switzerland. From 2007 until joining Marquard & Bahls, he headed the business of Borealis, Austria.

Mark Garrett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 2018 he was awarded the Republic of Austria’s Silver Medal of Honour with Star for his services to Austria. Mark Garrett was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1962, and has both Australian and Swiss citizenship. He is married and has three children.

Professional Record
  • CEO, Marquard & Bahls AG, 08/2018-Present
  • CEO, Borealis AG, 2007-2018
  • Exec VP Water & Paper Treatment, Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG, 2001-2008
  • Executive, Dupont SA/France, 2000-2001
  • Head Paper & Whiteners Business, Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG, 1995-1998
  • various management positions, Ciba-Geigy AG, 01/1986-12/1998
  • Manager Marketing Center & Bus Dev, Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG, 1989-1995
Further Positions
  • Chairman of the Board, Axalta Coating Systems, USA
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Austria
  • Member of the Board, UMICORE NV/SA
Olaf Schulz (CFO)

Olaf Schulz
Chief Financial Officer, CFO
Marquard & Bahls

Since the beginning of January 2021, Olaf Schulz has been CFO and member of the Executive Board of Marquard & Bahls AG, Hamburg. In more than 20 years in various management positions, he has acquired a broad range of expertise in the financial sector.

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Among other things, the economics graduate was Head of Group Controlling at mg technologies ag and KION Group AG, as well as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the STILL Group. He joined Marquard & Bahls in April 2019, where he was initially Head of Group Controlling before being appointed CFO.

Olaf Schulz studied at the University of Bremen. He was born 1967, is married and has two children.

Professional Record
  • CFO and Member of the Executive Board, Marquard & Bahls AG, 01/2021-Present
  • Head of Group Controlling, Marquard & Bahls AG, 2019-2020
  • Self-employed consultant, 2017-2018
  • CFO, STILL Group, 2014-2016
  • Head of Group Controlling, KION Group AG, 2007-2013
  • Head of Group Controlling, mg technologies ag (later GEA Group), 2003-2006
  • Various management positions, mg technologies ag and subsidiaries, 1995-2003

Senior Management

  • Santokh Advani (Tax & Accounting)
  • Uwe Danziger (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Egle Juzenaite (Head of Business Solution Center)
  • Andreas Knüppel (Internal Audit)
  • Markku Korvenranta (Senior Vice President Group Portfolio Development)
  • Markus Schaal (IT)
  • Jörg Walter (HSSE / Sustainability / Corporate Communication)
  • Christoph Witte (HR / Legal / Compliance / Board Office)
  • Axel Zwanzig (Group Finance)

CEOs of Operating Units

Matti Lievonen (CEO Oiltanking)

Matti Lievonen
Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Matti Lievonen has served as CEO of Oiltanking since April 2, 2019. He has extensive business experience in the paper industry, as well as and particularly in the biofuel and petroleum industry. He is highly experienced in the technical optimization of business processes and in the management of large-scale international investment projects.

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In a career spanning more than 30 years, he initially worked for ABB, later moving to UPM-Kymmene, where he held senior management positions in several subsidiaries for two decades. Before joining Oiltanking, he headed Neste Corporation for ten years.

Matti Lievonen holds an eMBA from Aalto University and a BSc (Eng) from the Savonia University Institute of Technology, followed later by a Doctor of Science degree from Aalto University. A Finnish citizen, he is married and has four children.

Professional Record
  • CEO of Oiltanking GmbH, 04/2019-Present
  • President and CEO of Neste Corporation, 2008-2019
  • President of Fine and Speciality Papers Div. at UPM-Kymmene, 2004-2008
  • Executive Vice President Business & Technology Optimization at UPM-Kymmene, 2002-2003
  • Mill Director, Chapelle Darblay UPM-Kymmene France, 1997-2001
  • Mill Director, Telephone Directory Mill at UPM Kaipola, 1994-1997
  • various management positions at UPM and ABB, 1985-1993
Further Positions
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Fortum Corporation
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Solvay Group
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Wintershall DEA
Jonathan Perkins (CEO Mabanaft)

Jonathan Perkins
Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Jonathan Perkins has served as CEO of Mabanaft since July 1, 2020. He has more than 15 years of management experience across International Commodity Trading, Investment Banking and the Consulting Industry.

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Before joining Mabanaft, he held the position as General Manager of Global Finance & Treasury at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, a global energy trading business based in his home town London. At Gazprom Jonathan supported the Executive Board in shaping and executing their strategy and has a proven track record of successfully leading organization redesign and operational enhancements to deliver market leading support for complex high volume trading and retail businesses.

Jonathan Perkins holds a BA (Hons) Business Management from University of Newcastle upon Tyne as well as the ACA Qualification. A British citizen, he was born in 1976, is married, and has 3 children.

Professional Record
  • CEO, Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG, 07/2020-Present
  • CFO, Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG, 2019-Present
  • General Manager Global Finance & Treasury, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, 2016-2019
  • Executive Committee Advisor and various Finance management roles, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, 2012-2016
  • Vice President, Morgan Stanley, London, 2004-2012
  • Auditor and Consultant, Deloitte, London, 2000-2004

Supervisory Board of Marquard & Bahls

  • Daniel Weisser (Chairman)
  • Margarete Haase
  • Tom Intrator
  • Stacy Methvin
  • Paul Reed
  • Maxim Weisser