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Dr. Christian Günther

Executive Vice President SBU Titanium & Executive Vice President SBU Downstream (Acting)
National Industrialization Company (TASNEE)

Dr. Christian Günther is Executive Vice President SBU Titanium at Tasnee. Since assuming this role in October 2016, he has been leading Cristal, Tasnee’s global titanium dioxide and titanium chemicals business, one of the top three titanium dioxide producers globally. He is also Acting EVP of Tasnee’s SBU Downstream, in charge of plastics and metals conversion, car battery manufacturing and recycling, and technical services.

Prior to his present post, Dr. Günther was Executive Vice President Strategy and Growth for Tasnee, responsible for strategy, business development, M&A, and a large-scale corporate transformation at Tasnee that significantly improved the company’s profitability.

With revenues of more than USD 4 bn, Tasnee is the largest privately owned chemicals company in Saudi Arabia and has global activities in petrochemicals, pigments, and downstream conversion.

Before joining Tasnee, Dr. Günther was a partner in the Dubai office of McKinsey & Company, where he led McKinsey’s regional chemicals practice. He joined McKinsey in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2001 and moved to Dubai in 2007.

Dr. Günther is a chemist by education and received a Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 2000. After his Ph.D, he spent a year as postdoc at Stanford University, California. He is married with three children.

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