- Karsten Malsch
- Program Lead Digital
- Covestro Deutschland, Germany
Dr. Karsten Malsch has been Program Lead Digital at Covestro with special responsibility for Covestro’s global Digital Customer Journey initiative since January 2017, and has worked for Covestro and Bayer for the past 19 years. Born on September 17, 1966, in Germany, Malsch studied chemistry and economics at Cologne University. After graduating, he went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry. Malsch joined Bayer in 1999 and has since held several positions within the company. His first assignment was with Bayer’s Corporate Planning department, from where he moved on to join Bayer’s Polyurethanes business in 2001. In 2004, he became Head of Business Planning and Administration in the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience. Five years later, Malsch joined the Procurement & Trading department, with responsibility for the global procurement of strategic commodities. In 2013, he moved on to the Polyurethanes Business Unit to assume responsibility for the systems house business in Europe, Middle East and Latin America. In 2014 he took over responsibility as venture manager of the CO2-based polyols program of Covestro.