Joerg Palmersheim
Secretary General

Since 1st Jan 2013, Joerg Palmersheim has been Secretary General of ISOPA and ALIPA, the industry associations of the European di-isocyanates and polyols industry, located at Brussels in Belgium.

He also serves as a member of various Management Committees of Polyurethane Downstream Associations and chairs the Global PU Trade Association Working Group.

Before joining ISOPA & ALIPA, Joerg Palmersheim spent his career with Covestro, previously known as BAYER MaterialScience in various functions.

He started his career in August 1985 at BAYER AG in Leverkusen, Germany undertaking an internal traineeship with a strong focus on Marketing.

After 14 years in different functions within the BAYER Group including assignment to the UK, he entered in 1999 the BAYER Polyurethane Business.

During 13 years he held different positions in product management and in marketing based in Germany and in Switzerland.

Since he has been appointed Secretary General of ISOPA and ALIPA, he has started to gear up both industry associations towards a sustainable future.

Special focus is given to the REACH restriction dossier on diisocyanates, providing an in-depth advocacy approach to contribute to a successful path forward for the polyurethanes industry.