CEO KLK OLEO Europe
Uwe Halder has held several positions in the chemical industry with a major focus on textile chemistry and applications. He worked in the USA, first at BASF and later as CEO of DyStar LP. In 2004, he moved back to Europe to take on the managing director position at CHT/BEZEMA (DE), where he was globally responsible for sales, marketing, R&D and product safety.
He developed and implemented the strategy, including the build-up of three new business fields. His latest position, before joining Kolb, was Global Head of Product Marketing in Textile Chemicals at Archroma (CH).
He holds a degree in Textile Chemistry from the Reutlingen University. Uwe Halder is married and has one daughter. In his free time he likes to travel, cook, and spend time with his family.
Managing Director KLK Kolb Group
In 1998, Florian Krückl started his professional career at BASF Group within Sales & Marketing for the Coating Raw Material Industry. After several management assignments within BASF Group, he was promoted as Managing Director BASF Central Asia based in Kazakhstan.
After that, he moved on as Managing Director BASF Middle East to Dubai, UAE. In 2019, he joined Bodo Möller Chemie Group as Vice President of Global Business Management CASE.
In January 2022, he joined KLK Oleo Europe as Managing Director KLK Kolb Group based in Hedingen, Switzerland.
CFO KLK Kolb Group
Adrian Tschuor started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (CH) in the field of fiduciary services. In 1990, he moved to E&Y (Switzerland) and was in charge of several customer consulting services and projects from different industries.
After six years in the consulting business, he decided to start a new job as Business Controller at Brauerei Eichhof (CH). He was responsible for the development and implementation of the Holding and Profit Center structure. In 1999, he got the opportunity to work for Unilever (Switzerland) as Finance Manager for a subsidiary in the chemical industry and was responsible for the finance department.
In October 2001, he joined Kolb as Head of Accounting & Controlling and was leading the department over 15 year successfully.
In April 2016, Adrian was appointed as Head of Finance and a member of the Kolb management team. He has a degree as Swiss certified expert for accounting and controlling. Adrian is married and has two daughters and one son. Besides his family life he enjoys travelling, sports and music.
Siew Ling Liew
Global Strategy Director, KLK OLEO
Siew Ling Liew started her professional career with Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad at Palm-Oleo Sdn. Bhd (Rawang) as a Quality Control Chemist in 2001.
Two years later, she was repositioned at the KLK Oleo corporate office as Development Technologist for the Oleochemicals division. In 2005, she was promoted to Technical Development Manager and again in 2007 to Group Development Manager.
In line with the Group’s dynamic expansions abroad, she was relocated to Kolb Distribution Ltd. as Project Manager – New Business in 2008. Subsequently, she was repositioned in Singapore in 2009 for her new assignment as Manufacturing Director at another KLK subsidiary, Davos Life Science Pte. Ltd. Upon the successful relocation of the manufacturing arm to Malaysia in 2012, she took up the role of General Manager, Operations & Technology at Davos Life Science Sdn. Bhd.
In 2014, she returned to Kolb Distribution Ltd. as Business Director Strategy. As of 2020, she is the Global Strategy Director for the KLK Oleochemicals division and remains based in Switzerland. She holds a Masters degree in Chemistry.
Business Director Chemicals
Nicolas Bourdely started his career at KLK Kolb in 2008 as Application Engineer for the Paper Chemicals applications, looking after the sales and providing technical support towards papermill customers in France and Western Europe. Over the years, he took over additional sales responsibilities and moved to Asia to support KLK Oleo Business Development into Paper Chemicals market in China.
In 2014, Nicolas Bourdely joined the surfactant business at KLK Kolb Headquarter in Switzerland, as Key Account Manager for Distributors. He took then over additional responsibilities into Coproducers and Converters businesses and then led the Basic Chemicals unit as Business Manager starting 2016.
Since July 2023, Nicolas Bourdely is heading Marketing & Sales as Business Director Chemicals.
Nicolas Bourdely holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from PAGORA School, in Paper and Chemistry specialty; and an Executive MBA from Swiss Business School, with a specialization in International Management.
Business Director Pharma Solutions
Daniel Mattle started his career at Roche (Switzerland) in the prestigious Roche Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program in 2013. He worked interdisciplinary to identify new drugs for an ophthalmologic target.
After 3 years, he moved in his first commercial role as a Business Development Manager at the Celonic Group (Switzerland). There, he successfully implemented new services for their customers.
In 2018, he joined Rentschler Biopharma (Germany) to support their global expansion strategy. He was responsible for key markets and implemented new business models in Europe, Middle East and Asia as a Senior Director Business Development. After 3 years, he pivoted in to project management as a Senior Director Client Program Management and was accountable for the market launch of a client’s oncology drug and brought several clinical drug candidates into clinic together with his team of project leaders and the respective client. He executed a new operating model within the program management department and was part of the Rentschler Biopharma’s site leadership team.
In October 2023, Daniel joined the KLK Kolb Group as a Director Pharma Solutions. In this role, he drives the global expansion strategy of KLK Kolb’s Pharma Solutions Division. Here, he will focus on customer satisfaction and the high quality standards needed for pharmaceutical grade excipients.
Daniel holds a BSc and MSc in Biology with a major in chemistry and structural biology from ETH Zürich, a PhD in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University and an Executive MBA from TRIUM (a joint program between New York Stern Business School, London School of Economics, and HEC Paris). Daniel is married and has two sons. Daniel enjoys a good conversation combined with an excellent meal and beverage with friends and family. He also likes to explore the world above and beyond the sea among other hobbies.
Site Director Netherlands
Mark Bramer started his professional career at Waterschap Brabantse Delta in the field of industrial wastewater licensing. In July 1997, he joined Kolb as SHEQ-manager.
After 1,5 years, he internally moved to the position of process engineer. 4 years later, Mark was appointed as Manager Operations of the Kolb Moerdijk site and joined the local management team. In this position he was leading the production, maintenance and engineering department successfully for 12 years.
In addition to this responsibility, he also took up the role as project leader for the capacity expansion projects executed at the Kolb Moerdijk site (2007-2012). In April 2014, Mark was appointed as Site Manager Kolb Netherlands BV.
Mark Bramer has a BSc. degree in chemical engineering and an Executive MBA. Mark Bramer is married and has 2 daughters. He likes to travel and sport, especially cycling.