Norbert Weitkemper

Strong experience in and deep understanding of:

  • Working globally, with almost 30 years of experience
  • Driving business based on financial targets
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking
    • All disciplines within sales & marketing, product and innovation management,
    • with in depth knowledge of the food, functional food and cosmetic markets 

Excellent skills in:

  • Business development
  • Mergers, acquisition and company integration
  • Member of the following Cognis Committees
    • Care Chemicals R&D Committee (1993 – 1997)
    • Care Chemicals Executive Committee (1997 – 2001)
    • Nutrition & Health Executive Committee (2003 – 2009)
    • Cognis Business Development & Innovation Committee (2006 – 2009)

Major achievements:

  • Foundation of Vital Solutions GmbH and creation of an innovative product portfolio and pipeline, capable of delivering sustainable sales growth
  • Market introduction of 3 innovative branded health care ingredients
  • Set up of a global distributions network
  • Responsible for the acquisition and integration of Laboratoires Serobiologiques, France, the leading producer of active ingredients for cosmetic use
  • Responsible for the creation of the JV BioHenk, Norway for the production of Chitosan for cosmetic use (development of an innovative process/various patents)
  • Co-responsible for setting up movable oil mills that could be transported to indigents in the Amazon area, with the aim of educating and providing support for local communities to generate income with local natural products
  • Responsible for the acquisition and integration of Napro Pharma, Norway,a leading producer of Omega-3 oils
  • Project Owner of the Hoodia Project at Cognis GmbH
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Norbert Weitkemper