Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen
Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen
Member of Executive Board | President Smart Materials
Vice President


  • 2002-2004         Account Manager Catalysts and Initiators, Degussa Corporation (Parsippany, USA)
  • 2004-2006         Marketing & Sales Manager, Degussa Homogeneous Catalysts, Degussa AG (Hanau, Germany)
  • 2006-2008         Global Marketing & Sales Manager, Personal Care, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH (Essen, Germany)
  • 2008-2011         Business Director, Personal Care North America, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation (Hopewell, USA)
  • 2011-2014         Business Director, Personal Care Asia, Evonik Speciality Chemicals Co.,Ltd. (Shanghai, China)
  • 2015-2019         Senior Vice President & General Manager BL Comfort & Insulation, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH (Essen, Germany)
  • 2019-2020         Member of the Board of Management, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH (Essen, Germany)
  • 2020-2022         Member of the Executive Board | President Specialty Additives, Evonik Operations GmbH (Essen, Germany)
  • Since Oct. 2022           Member of the Executive Board | President Smart Materials, Evonik Operations GmbH (Essen, Germany)


Lauren has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Lehigh University - College of Business and Economics.