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IMCD appoints new Managing Director in Switzerland

IMCD Switzerland, part of the IMCD Group, a global leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has appointed Dr. Christoph Garbotz, as Managing Director for Switzerland, effective as of July 1st, 2022.



In his new role, Christoph will lead strategic growth ambitions by focusing on the expansion of new and existing principals, driving commercial excellence, exploring opportunities for M&As, developing talents, and further advance the digitalisation of the business. 

“IMCD Switzerland saw a tremendous growth in the past years also boosted through the acquisition of DCS Pharma in 2019. It was a logical step to reinforce our management team with Christoph as Managing Director,” said Frank Schneider, Director Coatings & Construction for IMCD Group and Member of IMCD Group Executive Committee. “I am confident that with his managerial drive and entrepreneurial spirit, we will accomplish our target to make IMCD Switzerland the leading speciality chemical distributor in offering best-in-class service and sustainable solutions to our customers and principals,” added Schneider.

“I am thankful and excited about the opportunity to lead IMCD Switzerland. Establishing this organisation as the go-to company for speciality distribution as well as one of the best-places to work for top talents within the chemical and pharma industry are key priorities for me,” commented Dr. Christoph Garbotz. “To drive further growth, we will focus on our value-creating partnerships with existing and new suppliers as well as our commitment to deliver innovative solutions for our customers. I look forward to creating a world of opportunity for all our stakeholders to jointly write the next chapter of IMCD Switzerland’s success story,” added Garbotz.

Christoph will be based at the IMCD offices in Zurich, Switzerland, and will be reporting to Frank Schneider. Since January 2020 Christoph was responsible for managing the Business Units Pharma, Beauty & Personal Care as well as Home Care, I&I at IMCD Germany. Prior to joining IMCD, Christoph held different leadership roles at BASF with increasing levels of responsibility including permanent assignments in the USA and Norway. His prior leadership experience is based on positions in Mergers & Acquisitions, New Business Development and Business Management. Christoph is German and he holds a PhD in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University.

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