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Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck is President and Chief Operating Officer of Ecolab Inc.



Christophe Beck is president and chief operating officer of Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources.

On Oct. 29, 2020, Beck was named Ecolab's next chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021, when current CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr., steps down from the role. 

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 several of the company's major businesses. 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 master's degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and serves on the institution’s strategic advisory board. He also was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, effective January 2021. 


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Christophe Beck discusses how to rebuild trust after the COVID-19 pandemic
In this interview with Ryan Heath from POLITICO at the World Strategic Forum, Christophe Beck talks about how Ecolab has worked to rebuild trust and support our employees, customers and shareholders during a global public health crisis.

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