Press release
Middle East and Africa
October 17, 2017

Evonik 10th Anniversary Celebrations across the Middle East

Evonik, one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, celebrates this month the 10th anniversary of the creation of its brand name with a series of events across the Middle East.

“Our 10th birthday marks the creation of a new brand identity that united a group of companies with a legacy in the chemicals industry that started more than a century ago” said Dr. Hendrik Schoenfelder, newly appointed President of Evonik Middle East and Africa.

The first Evonik 10th anniversary celebration in the Middle East was held at Dubai Opera gathering around seventy representatives of key players in the regional chemicals industry. Similar events will be organized in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iran before the end of the year.

“I am happy to be a part of our first 10th anniversary celebration starting in Dubai, and I am sure that this event will create a great dialogue platform between our team and customers across the region” said Annick Braun, Regional Financial Officer of Evonik Middle East and Africa.

Through former brand identities, Evonik started doing business in the Middle East since the 1960s with operations in Egypt and Iran. Today, the German-based conglomerate is present in the region with five offices and one manufacturing plant.

“At Evonik, we understand that the Middle East and Africa is the growth region of the future, and I am very pleased to be in this region and celebrate with our partners this special occasion” Schoenfelder added. 

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion.