Petra Zimmer joined allnex in January 2017. She brings over 25 years of experience in HR and organizational change projects, of which 17 in the chemical industry. A native of Germany, she holds a degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany). She began her professional career with Hoechst AG in 1990 as a direct staff to the global Head of Human Resources in the central HR department.
She then became the Human Resource Director for Celanese Chemicals in Europe in 1997 and was promoted to Managing Director of Celanese Chemicals Europe in 2004. In 2007, Petra became Global VP HR for KION Group, a global leader in forklifts, industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. In 2010, Petra founded her own HR Consultancy, taking over global interim HR roles supporting restructuring, merger and integration processes as well as re-organizations of HR functions.
She is a member of the allnex Executive Committee.