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Laurent Couvreur

Managing Director for Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd

My journey in Chemetall started 21 years ago in March 1992, after graduating from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse as a Chemical Engineer from ENSIACET. In today’s fast moving world, one could say that it is not very often seen that people are stay committed to working for the same company ofr so many years, and this is what I feel makes the experience in Chemetall unique.

The various positions I have held in the past as a Coil and Can Manager in France, a Technical Supervisor, a Key Industry Manager Coil Asia-Pacific in China and now in my role as a Business Manager Asia in Singapore, all require teamwork between with all colleagues and partners in Europe, Asia Pacific and gthe Americas. This is what I really enjoy.

In 2005 I graduated from CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) with an EMBA with has enabled me to improve my business and leadership skills. At the age of 45 years and after spending more than 12 years in Asia, I am still learning everyday about the different cultures. It is very exciting to develop our Surface Treatment business in this fast growing economy. Many projects and challenges still lie ahead, but I am proud to be a part of the Chemetall growth in the Asia-Pacific region.