The new head of Cologne, Germany-based Lanxess’ lubricants additives business will be Neelanjan Banerjee as of July 1. He has been head of India region, country representative for Lanxess in India and managing director of Lanxess India Private Ltd. since August 2018. Shell Lubricants Egypt extended for five more years, to 2026, its contract with international gold producer Centamin to supply lubricants to its Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt. Ernst Prost will retire as managing director of German lubricant and aftermarket additive manufacturer Liqui Moly on Feb. 22, and will be succeeded by Gunter Hiermaier. The company closed 2021 with €38 million euro in earnings before taxes, a 40% increase.