Dirk Ramhorst

Dirk Ramhorst

CIO/CDO of Wacker Chemie,


4.83 bn €




WACKER is a leading player and one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies. Our range of highly developed specialty products extends from silicones and polymeric binders and additives for a number of different industrial sectors, to bio-engineered pharmaceutical actives (biologics), and hyperpure silicon for semiconductor and solar applications. As a technology leader focused on sustainability, we promote innovations with high value-added potential. Our goal is to ensure a better quality of life for you and future generations – through health care, energy efficiency and protection of the climate and environment

  • July 2017 – present: CDO and CIO at Wacker Chemie, Germany
  • September 2016 – present: CIO at Wacker
  • August 2015 – May 2016: CDO of BASF
  • August 2012 – July 2013: Vice President at BASF
  • September 2008 – July 2012: Vice President – Business Solutions at BASF
  • January 2007 – September 2008: Senior Vice President – Industry at Siemens
  • October 2001 – October 2004: Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Siemens
  • 1995 – 1997: Consultant at Unilever
  • 1995: Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Diplom-Kaufmann