Michelle Jou joined the Supervisory Board of the Company in 2020. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the chemical industry in Asia and Europe, where she has served in a variety of positions in sales, marketing and supply chain management. In 2003, Michelle Jou joined Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) in the company’s central departments in Shanghai. She later took on the role of VP of the Polycarbonates Business Unit in China and Hong Kong. In 2012 Mrs. Jou was named Senior VP of Commercial Operations in the Asia region. In 2016, she became President of Covestro’s global Polycarbonates Segment, headquartered in Shanghai.
Mrs. Michelle B.B. Jou (1969) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Fu-Jen University (Taiwan) and an MBA from the EMLYON Business School (France).
In line with the Supervisory Board profile, Mrs. Jou adds the following desired specific knowledge and experience:
- International Executive Experience, with a specialist knowledge of the Asian region which represents major growth markets for Avantium’s renewable materials and chemicals;
- Extensive commercial experience from the chemicals and plastics industries
Mrs. Jou has extensive and relevant experience by education and through the various roles she holds and has held at Covestro, a world-leading supplier of polymer materials.
She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, French and English.