Jan Sueltemeyer

Global Sustainability Leader, Avient

Jan is a PhD Chemist, graduated from the University of Bonn / Germany. He started his career in CIBA Specialty Chemistry in Basel Switzerland in chemical process development in 2001, from 2004 onwards he took over various roles in product development and marketing in CIBA and later in BASF. In 2015 he joined Clariant as Global Head of Product Management and Innovation for Masterbatches. In 2019 he was appointed to the role of Global Head of Innovation and Sustainability. In July 2020 the Clariant Masterbatch Business was acquired by PolyOne and is now merged into one business under the name Avient. As Global Sustainability Leader in Avient, Jan leads innovation and sustainability initiatives and workstreams. In addition, he is co-chairing the Design for Circularity Thematic Expert Group in the Alliance To End Plastic Waste and he is a member of the board of the Responsible Mica Initiative.