Strong Expertise for Our Customers’ Success

Collectively, the CABB Group Executive Committee possesses unique complementary professional experience: comprehensive chemical expertise, inside perspective of large corporations, and know-how of dealing with challenging growth projects.

We understand our clients’ markets, products and organizations, and the challenges they face on a global scale. This enables our own company to provide our clients with the greatest value possible.

A high-caliber advisory board including former top managers from BASF and Bayer supports the management in a spirit of partnership.

Valerie Diele-Braun, CEO

Valerie Diele-Braun was appointed CEO of CABB Group in August 2018. A dual German-Swiss citizen, she gathered extensive experience in growth and transformation projects, particularly in specialty chemicals, in previous positions at DSM, Givaudan, and as a management consultant. Before joining CABB, she was a member of the Executive Board of Swiss chemical producer Archroma.

Markus Schürholz, CFO

Markus Schürholz joined CABB Group as its CFO in January 2019. He has held management positions in finance departments of international companies including Haniel Group, Escada AG and SAG Group for more than 25 years. Before joining CABB, he was CFO of Landgard eG in Straelen, Germany.

Tobias Schalow, COO, BU CM

Tobias Schalow has been Chief Operating Officer of the Custom Manufacturing business unit since January 2020. The chemical engineer joined CABB from Linde Group in April 2018 as head of the Program Management Office. Previously, he had accompanied strategic transformation programs in the chemical industry working in management consulting at Booz & Company.

Carsten Wörner, Head of BU Acetyls

Carsten Wörner has headed the Acetyls business unit since July 2017. During his previous 17 year tenure with Hoechst and Celanese, he was among others responsible for managing the worldwide acetic acid and acetic anhydride product lines from Shanghai. Before joining CABB, Wörner was Sales Director of Albis Plastic GmbH.


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