Of German nationality, Dorothee Arns is a seasoned public affairs and business professional with vast experience in successfully leading profit and nonprofit organisations.

Her professional career in the chemical industry started in 1995 at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where 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.

In the non-profit area Dorothee Arns served as Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe at Cefic from 2013 to 2019 and beforehand, from 2006 to 2011, she had already worked as Director General of the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG). During all these years in Brussels, she has built up an extensive network of contacts within the EU Institutions and far beyond.

On 1 June 2019 she was appointed Managing Director of Fecc, the European Association of Chemical Distributors.

Dorothee studied in Germany, Ireland and Spain and holds Master degrees in Business Administration as well as in Applied Languages & Linguistics.


Dorothee Arns

Director General

European Association of Chemical Distributors