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IMCD N.V. appoints new Managing Director Middle East

IMCD N.V. (“IMCD” or “Company”), a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, announces that Manuel Baumann has been appointed Managing Director for IMCD Middle East, effective March 1, 2020.

In his role, Manuel will be responsible for driving the expansion of all IMCD business groups in the Middle East, developing and executing growth strategies with our principals and customers.


Manuel is based at the newly established Dubai IMCD offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and reports to Frank Schneider, Business Group Director Coatings & Construction and Executive Committee Member of IMCD.


Manuel and his team will serve United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, as well as Jordan.

Frank Schneider, Business Group Director Coatings & Construction and Executive Committee Member of IMCD comments: “We are very pleased to bring Manuel’s experience and leadership to drive IMCD’s expansion within the region. The Middle East presents a great opportunity for all business sectors, and we are confident that under Manuel’s lead, IMCD will provide our principals and customers with excellent service and innovative solutions in speciality chemicals and food ingredients.“


Manuel Baumann, Managing Director, IMCD Middle East adds: ‘’IMCD has always been about providing solutions. Major strategic principal partners have asked us to extend our services for both, customers as well as principals, across the Middle East. Together with our partners, supported by IMCD’s strong technical and commercial footprint, driven by our formulatory excellence strategy and ever increasing digital capabilities, we will continue the global success story of IMCD in the Middle East - Value Through Expertise.”


Manuel is German and joined IMCD in 2018 as the Global Director Construction for the Business Group Coatings & Construction. He brings more than 10 years’ successful experience in chemical industry and in-depth knowledge of the Middle East, India and South East Asia. He holds Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the HWK Ulm, in Germany.


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