Future Downstream

London | February 2021

Dorothee Arns

Position: Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) 

Dorothee Arns is the Director General of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) starting from 1 June 2019. 

Of German nationality, Dorothee Arns is seasoned public affairs with experience in leading profit and non-profit organisations. 

Her professional career in the chemical industry started in 1995 at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and in the course of the years she held senior management positions in various areas of BASF chemicals' business, notably in marketing, sales, eBusiness and controlling. 

From 2013 to 2019 Dorothee Arns was appointed Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe at Cefic and beforehand, from 2006 to 2011, she worked as Director General of the European Solvents Industry Group. During these various years in Brussels, she has built up an extensive network of contacts within the EU Institutions and far beyond. 

Dorothee studied in Germany, Ireland and Spain and holds Master degrees in business administration and in applied languages & linguistics.