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42nd IUPAC Council Meeting

Nominee for Treasurer

Christoph 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 treasurer.

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.

IUPAC Involvement
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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