Christophe Beck is President, Nalco Water for Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2014 sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in 171 countries around the world.
In his current role, Beck leads Nalco Water, Ecolab’s Water and Process Services business, the global leader in industrial water treatment. Nalco Water's solutions help companies operate more efficiently and increase productivity while minimizing water use. The business serves many industries, from primary metals, mining, paper, manufacturing, food processing and power generation to hotels, restaurants and hospitals.
Previously, Beck served as executive vice president and president, International Regions to ensure perfect local execution of global strategies, high performance of local and regional operations and continued alignment with the company’s global integration efforts.
Prior to his International Regions role, Beck was executive vice president and president of Global Integration, overseeing the merger of Ecolab and Nalco. Beck’s earlier roles at Ecolab include executive vice president, Institutional Sector; Corporate Marketing and Strategy.
Prior to joining Ecolab in 2007, Beck was senior executive at Nestlé for 16 years, where he ran major regional and global businesses out of several regions before leading the European corporate sales. 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.