Since 2010, Olaf Wachsen is the Head of Group Process Technology at Clariant - Group Technology & Innovation. In 1996, he started at Hoechst AG and moved 1999 to Clariant. His industrial carrier is always linked with chemical engineering and operations topics covering R&D, innovation management, sales, investment projects and plant management on a global level. Mission is to bring innovation to scale and having best and innovative technologies in place in order to ensure best plant performance combined with priorities in sustainability and environment.
Since 2016, he is an A.SPIRE Board Member. Before that he was a member of the Innovation SIG. His motivation is to discover innovation needs for process industry and drive things forward. Furthermore, since 2015, he is the Deputy Head of Dechema Expert Group Reaction Engineering. Intention is to shape chemical engineering research topics and change in education of scientists and engineers.
Olaf Wachsen was born 1967 in Berlin. He grew up there and did his study in chemistry and PhD in Polymerization Reaction Engineering at the TU Berlin. He is married and has one daughter.