Markus is holding a master degree in Process Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Frankfurt and a Master of Business Marketing (MBM) of the Freie Universität Berlin. Living in Australia, working in global functions and intense customer interaction supported the way into sales and marketing, where he has been working in different markets from nuclear engineering through IT and special chemicals. While working for NUKEM Technologies as a Global Sales Manager, enabling global engineering project sales as well as conducting the global sales, marketing and application technology team as the Vice President of Heraeus BU Catalysts, Markus broadened his experience in different sales environments. While creating the Key Account Management at Heraeus, as the Vice President of KAM, he gained experience in setting up cross Business Unit Teams to enable customer centric growth. Since 2015 Markus is working for Evonik Resource Efficiency as the Director of Sales EMEA Catalysts.