Leadership Team

Massimo Covezzi

Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Massimo Covezzi is senior vice president, Research and Development for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies.

Prior to the 2007 merger of Basell and Lyondell Chemical Company, he was president of Research and Development for Basell Polyolefins. In May 2005, Covezzi was appointed president of Research and Development for Basell Polyolefins. In April 2004, he was named head of Product and Application Development for Basell and R&D site coordinator in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2001 to 2004, he was the site coordinator for Research and Development and Catalyst Manufacturing in Ferrara, Italy and head of Manufacturing Platforms within Basell. In 1995, when Himont became part of the Montell joint venture, he was named core technology director for polyethylene and four years later, he was assigned the same responsibility for polypropylene. In these roles, he coordinated all related research and development activities and programs worldwide.

Covezzi serves on the Board of Directors of Federchimica, the Italian chemical industry association. In 2017 he was named Chairman of PlasticsEurope Italia.

Covezzi holds a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Bologna. He also completed an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD