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)
  • Andreas Knüppel (Internal Audit)
  • Markku Korvenranta (Portfolio Development)
  • Jörg Walter (Corporate Responsibility, Office Administration)
  • Christoph Witte (Legal & Compliance, People & Organisation, Board Office)
  • Axel Zwanzig (Treasury, Controlling)

Supervisory Board of Marquard & Bahls

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