Der GELITA Vorstand besteht aus 3 Personen
from left.: Jan Christoph Teetz, Dr. Sven Abend, Michael Van Elsacker

Dr. Sven Abend

  • CEO of GELITA AG since 1 January 2021
  • Member of the ALTANA AG Supervisory Board
  • Previously Divisional Board Member at Lonza Group responsible for the "Speciality Ingredients" business unit
  • Degree in chemistry and doctorate from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
  • Married, two sons

"I am inspired by the openness of the people at GELITA, their great expertise, forward-looking orientation and willingness to constantly develop."

Jan Christoph Teetz

  • CFO of GELITA AG since 1 October 2020
  • Previously CFO at tesa SE
  • Industrial engineering studies at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg HWI
  • Married, two sons

"GELITA's culture is characterized by expertise, reliability and loyalty. Working with such interested, highly competent people every day is a great pleasure and enriches my life."

Michael Van Elsacker

  • COO of GELITA AG since 1 July 2016
  • Previously held various positions at GELITA
  • Degree in mechanical engineering from KU Leuven, management studies at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  • Married, one son and one daughter

"Our open corporate culture means our employees get involved and initiate change. That makes me proud."