Neelanjan Banerjee will be taking over as new global head of the Business Unit Lubricants Additives (BU-LAB), at Lanxess Corporation, USA effective July 1, 2022, after a brief work-in period.He has been region head, vice-chairman and managing director for the company, since August 2018.He has also been an executive director since 2009. He has held senior management positions in the last 16 years with the organisation. Headquartered in Shelton, CT in US, the BU-LAB, is globally positioned with around 800 customers worldwide and production sites in East Hanover, Fords, (USA), Elmira, West Hill (Canada), Altamira (Mexico), Mannheim (Germany), Latina (Italy), Kaoshiung (Taiwan) and Nantong, Qingdao (China).It also has a manufacturing facility in Geismar, Louisiana in US (Rubicon – a joint venture between the company and Huntsman). The business unit has 5 global technical competence centers located in Naugatuck (USA), West Hill (Canada), Manheim (Germany) and APAC Application Development Center (AADC) at Shanghai (China). It also has 3 regional sales hubs located in the Americas, Europe and APAC region. The BU-LAB offers a comprehensive product portfolio for all lubricant applications. It focuses mainly on 3 segments: Transportation Additives, Industrial Additives and Synthetic Basestocks and Fluids. The business unit serves a host of attractive global end-application industries like automotive, marine, new mobility, aviation, power generation, food processing, metal working and general industrial. Banerjee is taking over from Martin Saewe who moves on to become the head of group initiative e-mobility and circular economy. He succeeds Philipp Junge, who has led the group initiative since its launch in August 2020, and has successfully driven the company’s strategy and projects around e-mobility and circular economy. Junge is leaving the company at his own request effective March 31, to pursue new challenges outside the company. Namitesh Roy Choudhury, currently head of production, technology, safety and environment group function (GF PTSE), India and executive director -India, will succeed Banerjee as country representative and managing director, effective July 1, 2022.He joined Bayer in 1989 and subsequently moved to the company in India in 2005. He has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry.