Christian Kohlpaintner joined Brenntag as a Member of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2020.
The Ph.D. chemist has more than 25 years of management experience in an international environment.
Christian Kohlpaintner began his professional career at Hoechst, where he held various positions in Germany and the USA. Afterwards he moved to Celanese, where he worked amongst others as Marketing Director and
as Vice President for Innovations. Between 2003 and 2009, Christian Kohlpaintner worked for Chemische Fabrik Budenheim, where his last position was CEO.
In 2009, he joined Clariant in Switzerland as a member of the Executive Committee where he was amongst others responsible for the growth-oriented business areas and the region of Asia.
He lived from 2016 to 2018 in Shanghai, China.