Dr. Michael Litterer began his career in 1980 in the central legal department of BASF AG. Between 1986 and 1990 he was in charge of company’s the planning and country development for the region of Northern Europe, France and the Benelux countries. In 1990 he became a managing partner of the family company Litterer Gruppe Mannheim, one of the leading suppliers of corrosion protection solutions in Germany. After successfully divesting the company’s operative activities, in 2002 he became Managing Partner of Franz Litterer GmbH & Co KG. The company acts as a holding company for various interests in companies and in industrial plants. Dr Litterer is Chair of IFOK’s Advisory Board and is also a member of other boards, including for companies in the IT services and construction sectors.