Sven Abend

Protrait of Sven Abend

Sven Abend holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, and a post-doctorate from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of New York in Stony Brook

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Specialty Ingredients Segment (since January 2016) and Member of the Executive Committee (since July 2014)




Former activities and functions:

  • CEO of Kolb Ltd in Hedingen, Switzerland (2012–2014)
  • Business Manager for Kolb’s divisions focusing on specialty surfactants and custom manufacturing (2010–2012)
  • Several senior positions in Global Product Management and ultimately as Director of Corporate Key Account Management at Cognis GmbH in Germany (2003–2010)
  • Project Scientist for the R&D Home & Personal Care business at Unilever in the UK (2000–2003)