Chembid strengthens management team with new CEO
After Evonik joined chembid as an investor at the beginning of the year, the management team has also been restructured. Stefan Schweikart has been CEO at the company since January 2021. He is responsible for the areas of strategy, sales and marketing and, together with Managing Director and CTO Marc Riley, is driving the further development of the SaaS platform.
Data is at the heart of chembid, the world’s largest search engine and market intelligence platform for chemicals. Every day, chembid collects and analyzes millions of product and market data and provides them via the chembid platform in the form of intelligent solutions for buyers and suppliers of chemicals. With Stefan Schweikart, chembid now strengthens its management with an expert in B2B product data and digital services.
Schweikart takes over from Bürger
Stefan Schweikart joins c the company as CEO and takes over the role from Christian Bürger, who has supported the platform since its inception. “I am convinced that with Stefan Schweikart as the new CEO and together with the shareholders Büfa, Evonik and Stockmeier, the company will further advance the digitalization of the chemical industry,” said Felix Thalmann, chairman of the management board at Büfa. Schweikart is now responsible for all strategy, sales and marketing activities of the SaaS company. In addition to his many years of experience in managing digital companies, Schweikart brings in-depth knowledge of product data. Before joining chembid, he was responsible for building global digital product data management services in the B2B sector as Managing Director.
As CEO, he aims to implement a corporate and product strategy focused on customer value. “Chembid has set out to accompany customers from the chemical industry in their digitalization with data-driven SaaS solutions. Since its foundation, the company has already set decisive impulses as the most comprehensive search engine for chemical products. Together with the team, I would like to continue this successful course and position as the one-stop shop for market and product data for the chemical industry worldwide,” Stefan Schweikart elaborates. In addition to the expansion of the search engine, the focus is on the associated PRO services and the development of new market-relevant features. Via the dashboard, users can already keep a constant eye on the chemicals market and valuable market data, such as current demand, global new customer potential and price developments.