New Managing Director Middle East
IMCD announced 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 business groups in the Middle East, developing and executing growth strategies with our principals and customers. He 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.
Middle East is a great opportunity
Manuel and his team will serve United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, as well as Jordan. Frank Schneider, comments: “We are very pleased to bring Manuel’s experience and leadership to drive our 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 our trong technical and commercial footprint, driven by our formulatory excellence strategy and ever increasing digital capabilities, we will continue the global success story of our group in the Middle East – Value Through Expertise.”
Manuel is German and joined the company 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.