Ralf Brinkmann

Ralf Brinkmann, a well-founded strategist and business executive with 30 years of management experience in multi-billion businesses in the chemical & plastic industry. For many years Managing Director and Chair of the Supervisory Board Dow Germany.

From 2014 to 2019, he led Dow’s global business units Home & Personal Care, Pharma & Food, as well as Construction Chemicals as Executive Business President and contributed to the successful merger & spin-off strategy of Dow-DuPont. From 2020 to 2022, he was responsible for Dow’s Geo strategy in large parts of Europe as Area President. He set the direction for industry and energy policy as a member of the Executive Board of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). A strong voice of the CO2-neutral circular economy. An expert in global management, restructuring, M&A and cultural transformation/ESG.