Michelle Jou has over 20 years of professional experience in the chemical industry in Asia and Europe, where she has served in a variety of senior positions in sales, marketing and supply chain management. In 2003, Michelle Jou joined Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) in Shanghai. She later took on the role of VP of the Polycarbonates Business in China and Hong Kong, and then in 2012 she 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. A native of Taiwan, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Fu-Jen University (Taiwan) and an MBA from the EMLYON Business School (France).
Supervisory Board Chairman Edwin Moses said, “We are very pleased to nominate Michelle Jou for appointment to the Supervisory Board of Avantium. Michelle brings extensive commercial experience from the chemicals and plastics industries together with a specialist knowledge of the Asian region which represents major growth markets for Avantium’s renewable materials and chemicals. We are confident that Michelle will make a very significant contribution to the Supervisory Board’s oversight of Avantium and very much look forward to working with her.”