42nd IUPAC Council Meeting
Nominee for Treasurer
F. Buxtorf (Switzerland)
Dr. Christoph F. Buxtorf
Dr. Christoph F. Buxtorf, the present treasurer, was elected to
a four-year term in 1999. He is eligible for re-election for a second
four-year term. As of 1 May 2003, there were no other nominations for
In 2000, after 34 years with Sandoz and Novartis, Dr. Buxtorf retired
as head of Manufacturing and Technology at Novartis Crop Protection,
now Syngenta. In his career, he had technical and managerial responsibilities
in manufacturing and chemical development in Switzerland and the USA.
Dr. Buxtorf was a member of Boards in Europe and the Far East on behalf
of Novartis. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis
Crop Protection, which was responsible for worldwide operations in manufacturing
and technical development. He was also a member of the Technology Advisory
Board and the Safety and the Environmental Council of Novartis. Buxtorf
was further trained in finance management and corporate strategy in
Europe and at Harvard University.
Dr. Buxtorf received a degree in chemistry from the Engineering
School in Burgdorf, a Dr. of Science from the University of Fribourg,
Switzerland, followed by a post doctoral fellowship with the National
Council of Canada at the McGill University, Montreal.
Since 1999 Buxtorf has been Treasurer and a member of the Executive
Committee and the Finance Committee. He chaired the working party on
National Subscriptions and Related Finance Matters and was a member
of the Conference Policy Development Committee and the ad hoc working
group on industrial relations.
Related Professional Activities
Dr. Buxtorf is a member of the Society of the Swiss Chemical Industry
and the Swiss Chemical Society in which he was active in the division
of Chemical Industry for 12 years. As chairman of the manufacturing
section of the European Crop Protection Industry, he had extensive responsibility
for worldwide industry standards.
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