President, Covestro China
Bjoern Skogum has taken over as President of Covestro China based in Shanghai, effective July 1, 2017. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of CISA Covestro International SA in Switzerland since April 2013 (previously BIF Bayer International SA).
Skogum joined Bayer in 1986 as a management trainee in the polyurethanes segment of Bayer Sverige AB in Sweden and has since held positions of increasing responsibility. In 1996 he became head of the Business Unit Polyurethanes for the Nordic countries at Bayer Sverige AB. In 1999 he moved to the former Bayer MaterialScience Headquarters in Leverkusen where he concurrently held various management positions in marketing, customer service and regional product management for the region EMEA.
His foreign assignments include a stint as Head of Regional Product Management TDI & MDI for Bayer in China from 2004 to 2006 and as Senior Bayer Representative Southern Africa from 2009 to 2013.
Skogum holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Karlstad in Sweden.
Skogum was born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1959. He is married to Anki and has a grown-up daughter.