With effect of May 1, 2017, Wolfgang Wienand leads Siegfried’s global Research & Development activities. In addition to this role he continues to be responsible for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs Management. Wolfgang Wienand joined Siegfried in 2010 as Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research & Development (until August 2012) before becoming Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions in December 2011.
Before joining Siegfried, Wolfgang Wienand held senior management positions at Evonik Industries AG, formerly Degussa AG, mainly in the fields of fine chemicals and custom manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry. At last he was responsible for strategy, business development and key account management of Evonik’s Advanced Silanes business with the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries.
Wolfgang Wienand studied chemistry at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and received his Ph.D. in organic and bioorganic chemistry from the University of Cologne, both in Germany. He also holds an executive master’s degree in international finance from HEC École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, France.
Wolfgang Wienand is a German citizen.