People at Kuraray

Who can provide a better insight into working at Kuraray than our employees?
We therefore give them space to outline their work here.

Take a look at what our employees do and read their personal stories and experience.

Fernando Mancilla-Pantoja


Fernando Mancilla-Pantoja

"Over the Fence" - Development by Cross-Functional Collaboration.
After many years as a subdivision foreman in POVAL's Process Engineering / Training & Education division, Fernando Mancilla-Pantoja felt it was time to try something new.



Adham Elsayed

Connecting the dentist's chair and lecture hall with industry: Adham Elsayed new dental expert at Kuraray Europe  


Josefine Sörgel

Josefine Sörgel / chemical lab technician, BSc

“I chose my career on the basis of my preferences,” says Josefine Sörgel, a chemical lab technician who also gained a BSc through a combined training and study programme. “Chemistry, biology, maths and IT were my favourite subjects, so I spent my final school years at a specialist science college in Berlin.”…



Elisabeth Wächter-Schäper

Elisabeth Wächter-Schäper / graduate physicist

Elisabeth Wächter-Schäper has a physics degree from Paderborn university and has been head of process control technology at Kuraray since 2017…


Fabio Grasso

Fabio Grasso / worker in the Mowital plant

Hidden Talents: Fabio Grasso draws our safety tips. 
Safety has top priority at Kuraray. „Safety is the cornerstone of everything we do“ is one of our guiding principles. Our internal magazine therefore always includes a safety tip − designed by one of our employees!…


Juliane Löbig

Juliane Löbig / Head of Finance & Accounting

Since March of last year, Juliane Löbig has been the Head of Finance & Accounting at Kuraray Europe GmbH – a new, exciting challenge for the 40-year-old Business Management graduate. We spoke with her about the not-so-straightforward career path she took, the many obstacles she overcame and the enthusiasm for her work…