Dr. Günter Hilken
Chairman of the Executive Board
of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Dr. Günter Hilken was born in Leverkusen, Germany, in 1954. He studied chemistry at Cologne University, obtaining a doctorate in organic chemistry from the same institution in 1983. He joined Bayer’s Rubber Business Group at the Dormagen site in 1984. After several years in leading positions in R&D for the Rubber Business Group, he held positions as a plant manager in rubber production and as a site manager in Sarnia, Canada.
In 1999, Dr. Hilken became President of the Fibers, Additives and Rubber Division at Bayer Corp. in Akron, Ohio. He returned to Leverkusen in 2002 to become Head of Global Operations MDI at Bayer Polymers before taking over the Polycarbonates Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG two years later. He was also appointed a member of the Bayer MaterialScience Executive Committee in 2007.
On August 1, 2011, he became Chairman of the Executive Board of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG.
As of May 2014 Dr. Hilken has been Chairmann of the Board of the VCI NRW (Association of the Chemical Industry in North Rhine-Westphalia).
Managing Director of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Frank Hyldmar was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark, in 1961. He studied Economics in Copenhagen and New York and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1988. After completing his studies, he began his professional career as Marketing Manager at Velux GmbH in Hamburg, assuming the management of the company between 1995 and 1999. Hyldmar was subsequently employed in a number of management positions at Deutsche Post World Net (DHL), ultimately that of Managing Director for the company's global marketing & distribution operations. In 2006, the Danish national assumed the position of CEO at Elster Group GmbH, a manufacturer of metering technologies and other solutions for the gas, electricity and water treatment industries. During this time, Frank Hyldmar also held the office of President of the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) and was a member of the Smart Grids Task Force of the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. From 2015 onwards, Hyldmar was the CEO of Techem GmbH, an energy service provider for the real estate sector which at that time was also part of the investment portfolio of MIRA, in which capacity he oversaw the digital transformation of the company.
Hyldmar joined Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG in the capacity of Managing Director as of July 1, 2020.
Member of the management of Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG
Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf was born in Hamburg in 1968. In 1988 she began her law studies at the University of Hamburg, which she completed in 1995. Until she joined Lanxess AG in 2004, she was an independent specialist lawyer for labor law in Dortmund. She worked for the Cologne-based chemical company for 11 years in several leading positions - including the legal department and human resources. In 2015, Breitkopf moved to Covestro Deutschland AG to take up a leading position in human resources. She joined CURRENTA in November 2017 and took over as head of the human resources department.
She became a member of the Management Board and Labor Director on October 1, 2020.