Vol. 21, No. 4
IUPAC Council Meeting
Free University, Berlin, Germany, 13-14 August 1999
of Officers and Bureau Members: Treasurer
..Dr. Christoph Buxtorf
BureauFour Vacancies (Minimum)
Dr. Christoph Buxtorf (Switzerland)
Dr. Christoph Buxtorf, born in 1937, studied chemical engineering
in Burgdorf and finalized his education in 1965 in chemistry at the University
in Fribourg, Switzerland. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow of
the National Research Council of Canada at McGill University in Montreal.
In 1966, Dr. Buxtorf started with Sandoz Ltd. as a development
chemist in the process research group of the Chemical Division. He then undertook
leading assignments in the Investment Planning and Manufacturing departments.
In 1980, Dr. Buxtorf became Plant Manager of Fair Lawn Chemical Manufacturing
Operations. In 1981, he was assigned Head of all Manufacturing and Logistics
Operations in the Colors and Chemicals Division in the United States. After
his return to Switzerland, Dr. Buxtorf became responsible for the production
of chemicals in Muttenz. In 1987, he became Head of Global Production and
Manufacturing Logistics Operations for Sandoz Agro.
With the merger of Ciba and Sandoz to form Novartis, Dr. Buxtorf
became Head of the Production and Technology Division of Novartis Crop Protection.
He is a member of the Executive Committee and president of some of the boards
in Novartis Crop Protection.