Brenntag SE extends contract with Christian Kohlpaintner ahead of schedule

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Christian Kohlpaintner will remain the Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag SE, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, until the end of 2025. The Supervisory Board has decided to extend the contract by three years, ahead of schedule, thus setting the course for continuity in the ongoing corporate transformation that has been initiated under the leadership of Christian Kohlpaintner.

Doreen Nowotne, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Brenntag SE: “The Supervisory Board is very pleased to continue the successful cooperation with Christian Kohlpaintner. Over the past two years, he has profoundly changed and repositioned Brenntag SE. He has prudently guided the company through this challenging period and at the same time laid the foundation for further, sustainable growth with Project Brenntag. The transformation he initiated and further developed together with the Board of Management team and the entire organization will leverage the company's great potential and further expand Brenntag's global market leadership in all dimensions.”

Christian Kohlpaintner: “I would like to thank the Supervisory Board for their trust. Brenntag will continue to focus on sustainable organic earnings growth. We are making very good progress with Project Brenntag and have already achieved more than half of the expected effects. The next step will be to now grow faster and stronger in our markets. We have the best foundation for this with our great employees and trusting customer and supplier relationships.”

Christian Kohlpaintner, born in 1963, looks back on an international management career spanning almost 30 years. He was initially appointed Chairman of the Brenntag Board of Management in September 2019, effective January 1, 2020.

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