The MBCC Group Management Team

Dr. Jochen Fabritius

Dr. Jochen Fabritius

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Jochen Fabritius was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1972. He studied industrial engineering with a focus on civil engineering at the University of Braunschweig, Germany, at Kellogg University in Evanston, USA and at UBC in Vancouver, Canada. He obtained a doctorate from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

He began his career at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in 1999 and worked for 15 years for a range of clients in the construction industry, becoming a Partner in 2007. In 2014 he joined the German building and insulation materials company Xella as Chief Operating Officer responsible for Technology and in 2016 he became CEO of the Xella Group. Dr. Jochen Fabritius was appointed CEO of the MBCC Group in October 2020 and works at the global headquarters in Mannheim, Germany.

Hendrik Heising

Hendrik Heising

Chief Operating Officer

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Hendrik Heising was born in Germany, in 1972. After an apprenticeship, he studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim, Germany and graduated in 1998.

He started his career with BASF in 1998 and worked in different businesses and functions of the Group. Hendrik Heising joined the Construction Chemicals division in 2017 as Vice President Global Controlling & Business Segment Management. He became Chief Financial Officer of the MBCC Group in 2020. In 2021 Hendrik Heising took over the newly established role as Chief Operating Officer and is based in the global headquarters in Mannheim, Germany.

Hartwig Grevener

Dr. Hartwig Grevener

Chief Financial Officer (as of July 1, 2021)

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Dr. Hartwig Grevener will succeed Hendrik Heising as CFO on July 1, 2021.

He will join MBCC Group from Sonova, a global player in the MedTech industry listed on the Swiss stock exchange, where he holds the CFO role since 2012, most recently also overseeing IT and acquisitions. Before joining Sonova, he was CFO of Jet Aviation. From 2001 to 2006 he worked as CFO for the European operations of Gate Gourmet, one of the leading global airline catering firms. His previous professional experience includes positions at Hapag-Lloyd, a German logistics group, A.T. Kearney management consultants, and BMW. He holds a diploma in business administration and mechanical engineering from the TU University of Berlin (1991), Germany, as well as a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (1994), Switzerland.

 Brian Denys

Brian Denys

President
Americas

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Brian Denys was born in Canada, in 1971. He received a Business Degree from the University of Guelph in Canada and graduated in 1994.

He started his professional career in the Agricultural Products Group in 1994 and has held various positions at BASF in Canada, Germany and the United States. In 2011, Brian Denys took over the role as Vice President of the BASF North American Construction Systems business, and in 2017 became Senior Vice President of the Construction Chemicals business for North and South America. He was appointed President Americas of the MBCC Group in 2020 and is based in the regional headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

 Dr. Christian Geierhaas

Dr. Christian Geierhaas

President
Europe

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Dr. Christian Geierhaas was born in Germany in 1977. He studied Chemistry at the Universities of Karlsruhe, and Heidelberg, Germany, and completed his master’s degree in 2001. In 2006, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biophysical Chemistry at Cambridge University, Churchill College, UK.

He started his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group in Germany in 2006, and joined the BASF Group in 2008 as Project Manager in the BASF Group Management Consulting Department. In 2011, Dr. Christian Geierhaas moved to Dubai as Director Marketing & Strategy of the Construction Chemicals business for Middle East, West Asia, CIS & Africa. In 2015, he took over the role as Vice President for the Construction Chemicals business unit. Dr. Christian Geierhaas was appointed President of the Europe region of MBCC Group in November 2020.

Dr. Hicham Abel

Dr. Hicham Abel

President
AMEAP

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Dr. Hicham Abel was born in Lebanon in 1974. He studied Power Engineering at Ecole Des Mines de Nantes and received his Ph.D. degree in 1998. In 2005, Dr. Hicham Abel received his second Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the École des Hautes Études Internationales, CEDS, in France.

He started his professional career in 1998 as Project Manager at Swindon, UK. In 2017, Dr. Hicham Abel joined the BASF Group and took over the role as Senior Vice President for the Construction Chemicals business in Asia Pacific. At MBCC Group, he was appointed President of the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region (AMEAP) in November 2020.

Dr. Sven Asmus

Dr. Sven Asmus

Chief Technology Officer

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Sven Asmus was born in Belgium, in 1970. He studied Chemistry at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and completed his Diploma degree in 1996, before receiving his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 1999. In 2000, he spent a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan.

He started his professional career in the Construction Chemicals division at Nisso Master Builders in Chigasaki, Japan, in 2001 and moved to China in 2003, where he worked as regional manager in various technical and marketing roles. In 2010, he took over a construction chemicals research group in Trostberg, Germany, and joined the divisional strategy team in Mannheim, Germany, in 2013. From 2018 until 2020 he was Vice President Innovation and Technology, Construction Chemicals. He became Chief Technology Officer of the MBCC Group in 2020 and is based in the global headquarters in Mannheim.