Meet the Team

Dr. Matthias Seemann

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

Dr. Matthias Seemann worked at Capol GmbH (Freudenberg Group) for several years, where he crucially contributed to the company’s success in his role as CEO. Prior to that he was technical product manager and technical director of Reckitt Benckiser / Propack and head of application technology at Jungbunzlauer. He ideally complements the management of KahlWax and will accompany it on its successful course in an executive position. Dr. Seemann’s main focus is the company’s strategic direction, the optimization of sales and innovation processes, and its competitiveness.

Tanja Tegner

Managing director and CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

Tanja Tegner started her career in 1994 in accounting and controlling. Having earned a degree in economics from Leibniz University in Hanover and an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, she has over 20 years of experience in finance and general management. After several years as finance manager at TT-Line and CFO at Capol GmbH, she joined KahlWax in 2015 as CFO and focused on restructuring the reporting process and the implementation of budgeting and forecasting routines. In May 2018 Tanja became managing director and now leads KahlWax alongside CEO Dr. Matthias Seemann. Tanja is in charge of finance, human resources, IT, and general administration.

Udo Thaysen

CBO (Chief Business Officer)

Udo Thaysen started his career in 1989 after completing an apprenticeship as merchant for international trade. He started as export manager in the food sector and gathered substantial knowledge and experience in international sales. Udo joined KahlWax in 1999, first as Export Manager and in 2001 he assumed the position as Sales Director. In 2005 he became “Prokurist /VP”.

Martina Heldermann

Technical Director

Martina Heldermann holds a degree in cosmetic chemistry & technology engineering. She started her career in 2000 as applications and R&D project manager in the cosmetic industry. In May 2003 she joined Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Kurt Richter GmbH (CLR) and took over the responsibilities of marketing as director with global responsibility and a focus on cosmetic actives. In 2005 she additionally became Sales Director Germany. In April 2008 Martina started working for Inolex Chemical Company, first as Sales then as Sales & Marketing Manager Europe. At the beginning of September 2013 she joined KahlWax as International Sales and Technical Manager, and in January 2016 she became Technical Director with the additional responsibilities of the application lab, technical customer service, new product project management, and global marketing.

Dr. Nicolai Nagorny

R&D Director

Nicolai Nagorny holds a PhD in organic chemistry of the University of Hamburg, Germany, since 2004. After several career occupations he joined KahlWax in 2010. He is responsible for quality control and the R&D Laboratory.

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