Executive Vice President and President, Nalco Water for Ecolab Inc.
In his current role, Beck leads Ecolab's Water and Process Services business, the global leader in industrial water treatment, which operates under the Nalco Water name. Nalco Water's solutions help companies operate more efficiently and increase productivity while minimizing water use. The business serves many industries, from primary metals, mining, paper, manufacturing, food processing and power generation to hotels, restaurants and hospitals.
Previously, Beck served as executive vice president and president, International Regions to ensure perfect local execution of global strategies, high performance of local and regional operations and continued alignment with the company's global integration efforts.
Prior to his International Regions role, Beck was executive vice president and president of Global Integration, overseeing the merger of Ecolab and Nalco. Beck's 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.
Executive Forum: Sustainability as a Value Creator and Growth Generator
“Sustainability is now a business imperative to ensure the long-term growth of manufacturing operations and the vitality of the communities in which they operate," said Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Nalco Water, and a keynote speaker at the NAM's Leading Edge Executive Forum held in Chicago on October 13.