My name is Andrea Dogan, and I have been working for Covestro for 35 years. My professional career began with my vocational training as an industrial business management assistant at Bayer AG. In those days it was relatively easy to get a job with a department after finishing training. Basic Inorganic Chemicals was the only department I applied to, and I was accepted the same day. My work in this department was quite varied and began with the export of the product caustic soda in the form of beads and flakes. Today, we only sell this product in liquid form (sodium hydroxide solution). At the time, I especially liked the fact that the company was so international: I had daily contact with colleagues in different countries such as China, Thailand and Indonesia.