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The Right Chemistry: Burkhard Quellenberg is New Global Director HR at Oxea

March 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Burkhard Quellenberg (47) is the Oxea Group’s new Global Director Human Resources. An occupational and organizational psychologist by trade, Quellenberg held a number of positions at the SABIC Europe chemicals corporation, most recently HR Director Business & Functions Europe, before moving to Oxea. Quellenberg’s previous career has included management positions at Bull, one of Europe’s leading IT multinationals, and mechanical engineers Manitowoc Germany. Employing over 1,400 people, Oxea is one of the world’s key producers of oxo chemicals, which are used internationally by industrial manufacturers to create products such as phthalate-free plastics, high-quality coatings and energy-efficient lubricants, as well as cosmetic and pharmaceutical goods.

Strategically, Quellenberg prioritizes human resource development: “Over the last few years, Oxea has been recognized time and again as an exceptionally employee-focused business. I see that as our brief for the future: we will use systematic training and human resource development to become even better adapted to the challenges of demographic change. As an attractive employer, we will also continue to promote programs that help our employees stay fit and healthy,” continues Quellenberg.


About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. In 2012, Oxea generated revenue of about EUR 1.5 billion with its over 1,400 employees worldwide. Oxea is owned by Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C.

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About Oman Oil Company

Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC) is a commercial company wholly owned by the Government established in 1996 to pursue investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. The Company plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments as well as fostering and building human capital.

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