Zhengrong Liu, born in Shanghai, China, is a member of Executive Board of Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany, responsible for Human Resources, Communication, Sustainability and Services. He joined Beiersdorf in September 2013.
Zhengrong Liu studied in Shanghai in the late 80s and then between 1990 and 1997 at University of Cologne in Germany. He holds a Master Degree in Education, Political Science and Anglo-American Study. After his graduation he worked in Asia for Bayer Group for six years. From 1998 to 2001 he was Head of Human Resources for Bayer in China. He moved afterwards from Beijing to Shanghai and became Deputy General Manager of Bayer (China) Ltd., the management holding company of Bayer in Greater China. Between 2002 and early 2004 he was in addition Regional Vice President Human Resources for Bayer Polymers Asia Pacific.
In 2004 he returned to Germany and served as Group Senior Vice President Human Resources at LANXESS AG until June 2013.