Andreas Förster takes over as Executive Director of DECHEMA

01.07.2021 | Frankfurt

As of July 1, 2021, Dr. Andreas Förster is the new Executive Director of DECHEMA. At the same time, the DECHEMA Office will be reorganized with two new divisional heads.


Dr. Andreas Förster, previously Deputy Executive Director, will take over as Executive Director of DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) on July 1. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann, who had held this position since 2010. The Board of DECHEMA unanimously appointed Andreas Förster at its meeting in June 2020.

As the new leader of the scientific society, Andreas Förster has formulated a clear strategic direction. Thus, the core of DECHEMA, namely the content-related work and the networking of the members, is to be strengthened, the financial basis is to be secured and new business fields are to be developed. In order to achieve these goals, the DECHEMA Office is being given a new structure. All essential activities will be bundled in two divisions.


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