christoph.katz@eppa.com

Christoph Katz

SENIOR ADVISOR / NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE BOARD

Christoph Katz has broad global experience in specialty chemicals (agrochemicals, construction chemicals, CASB and others), base chemicals, energy and resources, Engineering Plastics as well as food & beverage ingredients. He also has good insights into the construction industry value chain.

Through actively managing public policy interfaces to the business (e.g. anti-dumping, regulation of products), Christoph has developed a deep understanding of the interdependency of these two areas – and the importance of managing these processes and interfaces well in order to have a good position in innovation and competitiveness, and ultimately business success.

Overseeing innovation management several times has helped Christoph to understand that managing regulatory processes and intellectual property well is as essential to innovation success as the invention itself meeting customer needs.

+ More than 10 years with full responsibility for European or global Business Units at BASF and Celanese, and as Managing Director.

+ He has experience in mergers & acquisitions, controlling, operations / supply chain and as head of sales.

+ Christoph is well-versed internationally, with multi-year engagements in Asia, the USA, the Netherlands and several locations in Germany.

+ Christoph also is a partner at S&P Mergers and Acquisitions GmbH, one of the leading M&A advisors in the German market.

+ Graduated in business administration at the universities of Berlin and Nuremberg, Germany.

+ Master’s degree in Business Administration and wrote his thesis in Montréal, Canada, with a sponsorship by the Bavarian government.

Areas of practice

Disruptive Technologies, Health & Lifestyle

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Disruptive Technologies, Health & Lifestyle

Nicotine Delivery Products
Collaborative economy
Medical Devices
Pharmaceuticals
Biotechnology
Textile materials
Innovation policies

Chemicals, Climate and Circular Economy

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Chemicals, Climate and Circular Economy

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
REACH
RoHS
CLP
Biocides
Industrial Emissions Directive
Food Contact Materials
Packaging and Packaging Waste
Waste Framework Directive
Sustainable Products Initiative
Substantiation of green claims

Trade & International Relations

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Trade & International Relations

EU Market Access
Trade Agreements
Anti-Dumping

Capacity Building

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Capacity Building

Analysis
Monitoring
Management Advice

Impact Assessments

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Impact Assessments

SEAs
Analysis of Alternatives
Dossier Building

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