Dr. Peter Amann, born 1956 in Mannheim, Germany, is married and has two children: a son and a daughter.
After his A levels at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium in Mannheim, he went on to study chemistry at Karlsruhe University (TH) to receive his diploma and doctorate.
The same year, in 1988, he joined Ciba-Geigy AG Switzerland in Basel to work as a chemist in R&D to develop leather chemicals.
After four years in R&D he changed to the Marketing Department of the BU Leather and was transferred to Ciba-Geigy Japan, in Takarazuka, to work as Marketing Manager for Japan and Korea. The following three years he developed the Asian markets and prepared the sales channel for the new Joint-Venture with Stockhausen GmbH and Rohm GmbH. He was assigned to reorganize the sales channels in Asia Pacific, appointing the necessary dealers and distributors and, if necessary, setting up Legal Units for TFL Hong Kong Ltd., TFL Thailand Ltd., TFL Japan KK, Qingdao TFL Chemicals Company and TFL Australia.
In 1996 he moved to Hong Kong and got responsible for TFL's third largest subsidiary and the "regional centre" for Asia. He became Managing Director of TFL Hong Kong Ltd. and Senior Vice President of TFL Group.
After 7 years in Hong Kong he returned to Europe in 2002 to TFL Ledertechnik AG and supervised Production, Research and Purchasing for the TFL Group. He also headed the Wet-End West Division and was responsible for Sales, Marketing and the Supply Chain.
Since April 2007 he has been CEO for the global TFL Group. Today, he is responsible for TFL's Global Operations and therefore he oversees Research & Application, Production, as well as EHS and OPEX, the whole Supply Chain and Purchasing, HR, PR/Communication and TFL's new business channel Performance Coating. contact