Patrick Thomas


Patrick Thomas


Appointed to the board

June 2018



Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee (Chairman)


International experience

Belgium, Germany, UK


Sector experience

Automotive, chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology

Experience and contribution

Between 2015 and May 2018, Patrick was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Covestro AG. Between 2007 and 2015 he was also Chief Executive Officer of its predecessor, Bayer MaterialScience, prior to its demerger from Bayer AG. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Patrick has deep experience of leading international specialty chemical businesses. He also brings a track record of driving growth through science and innovation across global markets.


Other current appointments

Non-Executive Director at Akzo Nobel N.V and Aliaxis S.A. and a member of the advisory board of Deutsche-Africa Linien Hamburg, and a Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group Network.