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30 Jan 2024

Borealis announces the appointment of their new circular economy vice president

Borealis announces the appointment of their new circular economy vice president

Borealis recently made an important announcement concerning their Circular Economy Solutions value chain. The company has decided to make Mirjam Mayer the vice president of this chain and this means that Mayer will now overlook and manage the whole system.

This decision was made on the 1st of January 2024, when Mayer took up her new position. This position follows multiple previous roles which give Mayer the experience she brings to the job. Before this role, Mayer worked at the Austrian polyolefins producer in 2020, where she had the role of director strategy and growth portfolio, whilst also acting as the vice president of polyolefins transformation. Along with this, Mayer has also been a consultant with McKinsey in Germany, India, the US and Austria. Furthermore, Mayer holds a postdoctoral degree which she received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, US. Mayer also has a PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics, which she received from the Max Planck Research School and University of Technology. This institution is based in Dresden in Germany.

Along with the appointment of Mirjam Mayer, Borealis will also be adding another member to their board of directors. On the 1st of February 2024, Craig Arnold will become the new Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovations and Technology. One of Arnold’s main roles will be to supervise Borealis’ Circular Economy Solutions business.

Borealis CEO, Thomas Gangl, commented, “Mirjam's exceptional leadership in steering our Polyolefins business transformation, coupled with her deep understanding of Circular Economy Solutions, has positioned her as a pivotal force in our journey towards sustainable growth.”

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