09/04/2024 – Change in the CHT Group management board

Eva Baumann becomes new CEO

As of April 1st, 2024, Eva Baumann takes over the position of CEO of the CHT Group. Together with Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller, who acts as CFO, she forms the management.


Eva Baumann (CEO) with Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllers (CFO). © Dr. Bertram Schaedle


Until 2020, Eva Baumann had worked successfully for many years in a global company in the chemical industry. She has been part of the CHT Group since January 2020 and, as Group Vice President, has headed the Business Field General Industries at Group level. As CEO, Eva Baumann is now responsible for Marketing, Sales, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Sustainability. Johan de Ruiter, Chairman of the Foundation, is confident: “With Eva Baumann, we have appointed a CEO for the CHT Group who has known the company for several years. Her many years of experience in managing an international business field and her diverse activities in the chemical industry make her the ideal candidate. In these challenging times, we are confident that Eva Baumann as CEO will ensure and further expand the long-term success of the CHT Group.”

Eva Baumann has ambitious plans for the future of the CHT Group: “We are facing challenging but promising times of change. As a foundation-owned company, we have a strong backing. Nevertheless, we bear an immense responsibility for the continued existence of the company and for our employees all over the world. As a player in the chemical industry, we are also particularly committed to preserving our planet. Having been part of the CHT Group for many years, I know the character of the company and the people who make it up very well.” Overall, Baumann underscores the management´s dedication to growing the CHT Group by leveraging its expertise in specialty chemical, focusing on innovation,customer success, and sustainability. The company upholds core principles of value-based management, innovation, and sustainability to differentiate itself in the market.