Patrick Thomas
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Thomas has been CEO of Covestro and its predecessor Bayer MaterialScience since 2007. In addition, he is interim Chief Financial Officer since June 2017. Prior to that, the chartered engineer with a degree from Oxford University held various positions including CEO of the Polyurethanes division at Imperial Chemical Industries plc and President of the Polyurethanes, Performance Products and Advanced Materials divisions at Huntsman Corporation.

Thomas, who was born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, in 1957, takes leading roles in several industry associations such as Cefic (Conseil Européen de l'Industrie Chimique / European Chemical Council), WPC (World Plastics Council) and VCI (Verband der chemischen Industrie).

Furthermore, he was president of PlasticsEurope from 2011-2017.

Patrick Thomas is a member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel NV.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016.  

With sales of EUR 11.5 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries.