Name Norbert Merklein
Organisation Clariant International Ltd.
Position Head of Region Europe, Middle East & Africa
Website http://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate

Norbert Merklein has worked for more than 30 years in the Chemicals Industry, and held various Marketing, Sales and Key Account Mgt responsibilities in the Pigments, Additives and Masterbatch business with Clariant and Hoechst, including some years in Asia. From 2013-2016 he held responsibility for Clariant’s Group Procurement Services. Since October 2016 he is heading Clariant’s Masterbatch Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18.135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings.



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