In this newly established role, Björn Mathes will be responsible, among other things, for the global expansion of ACHEMA’s brand identity and the further development of communication platforms related to ACHEMA. “Regarding the increasing demand of customer-centric marketing and a progressing internationalization of the process industry, we want to pay these tasks even more attention.” said Dr. Thomas Scheuring, CEO of DECHEMA Exhibitions. “From his professional experience especially in the field of B2B events and the focus on digitalization, Björn Mathes will bring addition drive into these activities.”
After starting his career at DECHEMA e.V. in 2010, Björn Mathes worked first in research and project coordination. He then established the B2B event format PRAXISforum and took over responsibility for Events and Committee Support in 2017. “I look forward to continuing the success story of ACHEMA with a powerful and competent team and to taking the most internationally renowned trade fair for the chemical process industry into the second century of its existence.” said the chemist. “"Bringing people from all over the world together in an innovative technology environment is a particularly exciting challenge, where I can contribute some of my previous experience.
Björn Mathes, born 1982, holds a PhD in Chemistry from Philipps-University Marburg and a Global Executive MBA from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Eada Business School Barcelona. From 2012 to 2017 he was a member of the board of the Association for Chemistry and Business (VCW).
DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH draws on the technical and organizational expertise of DECHEMA for the organization of capital goods fairs. Together with DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., we are the organizers of ACHEMA and AchemAsia.