Christophe Beck is president and chief operating officer for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.
Prior to being named president and chief operating officer in 2019, Beck held several senior leadership roles, including executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Industrial Group; executive vice president and president of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company; and executive vice president and president of International Regions.
Previously, Beck was executive vice president and president of Global Integration, overseeing the merger of Ecolab and Nalco. His earlier roles at Ecolab include executive vice president, Institutional Sector; senior vice president and general manager, Institutional Foodservice – North America; and senior vice president, Corporate Marketing and Strategy.
Prior to joining Ecolab in 2007, Beck was senior executive at Nestlé for 16 years, where he ran major regional and global businesses out of several regions before leading the European corporate sales. Earlier in his career, he worked on a space shuttle project for the European Space Agency.
In 2006, Beck was nominated as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum for his accomplishments and commitment to shape a better world.
Beck holds a degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He also serves on the institution’s strategic advisory board.