Dr. Thorsten Wenzel is Vice President and Global Head of Chemicals at SAP. In this role he is responsible for ensuring superior customer success and return on IT investment while driving profitable growth in SAP’s solutions portfolio for the global chemical industry.
During his 16 years with SAP’s Chemicals Industry Business Unit, Thorsten held many different product portfolio and regional product management positions, including: Solution Manager CRM for Chemicals; Director for Business Development; and Senior Director, Solution Management.
Before he joined SAP he worked for three years at KPMG Consulting as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in the area of SAP ERP implementation projects. Prior to that, he worked for three years at Royal Dutch Shell in Germany in the lubricants and petrochemicals product management and supply chain planning business.
His overall competencies and areas of expertise include: sales and marketing; supply chain planning and execution; manufacturing; research and development; and business analytics in the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries.
Thorsten holds a Master’s degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt and a Ph.D in biochemistry from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Technical University of Munich.