In July 2018, Alfred Stern was appointed as the new CEO of Borealis. Since 2012, Alfred Stern has been a member of the Executive Board for Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology. Alfred Stern joined Borealis as Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology in 2008, coming from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours where he held several leadership positions in the areas of research and development, sales and marketing, and quality and business management in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. In his last assignment, he was Global Business Manager of a business unit in Engineering Polymers in the United States. He holds a PhD in material science and a Master’s Degree in polymer engineering and science, both from the University of Leoben in Austria. Alfred Stern has been awarded, among others, the H.F. Mark Medal, the DuPont Award for a new product patent and a Prize of Honour from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. Alfred Stern is an Austrian citizen, he is married and has two children.
Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, the company has more than 6,800 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Driven by the ambition to keep discovering and with a passion to create value through innovation, Borealis develops solutions which are addressing global challenges. Borealis has taken on a pioneering role in the solution of plastic waste problem and in recycling.