Press release
Middle East and Africa
May 22, 2017

Evonik Becomes a Corporate Member of Dubai Opera

Evonik, the creative German industrial group, signed as a corporate member of Dubai Opera. The initiative is a part of the company’s continuous efforts to endorse the regional arts and culture scene.

“Creativity is at the core of the Evonik values and brand personality. Our chemists innovate every day in order to develop formulas that support the global trends of increasing resource efficiency, creating healthier nutrition and improving the standards of living,” said Michael Wring, President of Evonik Gulf, Middle East and North Africa.

“We chose to be corporate members of Dubai Opera because we believe creativity is the key to our success and we would like to promote it in the local community,” Wring added.

Evonik supports many arts and culture initiatives across the world including the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and the prestigious German theatre festival, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. The industrial group is not only active in supporting arts but also sports, as it is the main sponsor of the German football team, Borussia Dortmund.

About Evonik

 Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

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.