Management team

Christophe Sabas - CEO

Joined Beckers in 1999, French

1989: MA Business Administration, Paris, France

Previously worked for AGA Gas AB and held the position of Managing Director at Beckers in France.

Olivier Laune - CFO

Joined Beckers in 1996, French

1989: Master Business Administration, EM Lyon, France

Previously worked for Arthur Andersen as Financial Auditor in France.

Judith Jungmann - CHRO

Joined Beckers in 2018, German

First and second law degree, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München

Previously worked for Scout24, Danone and Siemens

Gavin Bown - CTO

Joined Beckers in 2021, British

BSc. Chemistry, University of Durham, UK; PhD in polymer physics, University of Durham, UK; Post-graduate diploma in business administration, Durham Business School, UK

Previously worked for Barry Callebaut Group as Vice President Global R&D, at Cadbury plc / Kraft Foods as Global Technology and Innovation Manager in the Chocolate category, and at Reckitt Benckiser as Chemical Innovations Manager.

Eric Gaertner - COO

Joined Beckers in 2022, German

Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Previously worked for Meyle AG in the automotive industry
and for specialty chemicals company Evonik. 

Nicklas Augustsson - CSO

Joined Beckers in 2001, Swedish

Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration and Business Development from the Royal Institute of Technology and School of Economics Stockholm, Sweden; Leadership at INSEAD

Previously worked in different positions at Beckers covering sales, research & development, and technical services. Since 2016, held the position of Global Sustainability Director.

Eric Fouissac - President, Southern Europe & Africa

Joined Beckers in 1997, French 

PhD Chemistry, Université Grenoble Alpes; Transition to General Management Programme, INSEAD 

Previously worked for Blancomme and held the position of SVP Coil Coatings South Europe, Latin America and UK at Beckers. 

Pia Götze - President, Northern Europe & Americas

Joined Beckers in 2022, German

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany; PhD in organic chemistry
Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany; Chemistry Award and PhD scholarship of the Chemical Industry Fund

Previously worked for Track Tec as Vice President of the Management Board, and at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as Managing Director and Partner.

Paul Menezes - President, Asia & Middle East

Joined Beckers in 2011, Malaysian

1984: CPA (PE I) Malaysia Association of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysia

Previously worked for Fosroc, Degussa, BASF and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in various roles in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.