Team

Dr. Karl Gerhard Seifert
Chairman

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Dr. Seifert has held numerous executive positions in the chemicals and finance industry and continues to be one of the leading entrepreneurs in German industry. His outstanding career includes positions on the Board of Management of Hoechst AG, CEO of Clariant and Partner of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. In 2001 Dr. Seifert has acquired Allessa, a mid sized specialty chemicals company headquartered in Frankfurt-Fechenheim (Germany). Dr. Seifert has served as the Chairman of several successful start-up companies like PEMEAS GmbH (sold to BASF in 2006), Jerini AG (sold to Shire Ltd. in 2008) and Athenix (sold to Bayer in 2009) and he continues to support and guide promising start-up companies in Europe and the USA.

Dr. Tore Land
President & CEO

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Dr. Land is leading the newly formed TouGas Oilfield Solutions company as President & CEO. He has previously served as ecomagination leader of GE International where he lead the $ 200 million GE ecomagination innovation challenge. Prior to joining GE, Dr. Land had created PEMEAS, a leading alternative energy company through a venture capital backed spin off. PEMEAS was acquired by BASF SE and Dr. Land integrated the company into the global operations of BASF. His previous experience includes senior management positions at chemical and life science companies like Celanese, Aventis and Hoechst AG.

Gaby Boethig
CFO

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Mrs Boethig serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TouGas. She has held numerous leadership positions with technology companies as well as chemical companies, most recently with Infraserv Hoechst. Previously she has served as CFO of PEMEAS and BASF Fuel Cell. Mrs Boethig has successfully designed and implemented value enhancing strategies for technology assets, including transactions like trade sales, joint ventures and licensing agreements.

Dr. Hajime Endo
Executive Consultant

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Dr. Endo is representing TouGas in Asia Pacific with a particular focus on further developing strategic partnerships in the region. Before joining TouGas he has served as President & Chairman of Lonza Japan Ltd. His previous experience includes senior management positions at international blue chip companies like Procter&Gamble and Hoechst. Dr. Endo has obtained his PhD in chemistry from Rice University (Houston, Texas).

Dr. Marita Neuber
VP Technology

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Dr. Neuber leads the R&D work of TouGas. Together with her team, Dr. Neuber has developed the products and manufacturing processes which today form the TouGas technology platform. Dr. Neuber has obtained a PhD in chemical engineering and has held several senior technical leadership positions in the chemical industry.

Dr. Michael Fulhorst
VP Marketing

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Dr. Fulhorst serves as the marketing leader of TouGas, reflecting his longstanding involvement in marketing products and services to the oil and gas industry. Dr. Fulhorst has obtained a PhD in chemistry and has held several research and commercial positions in Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.

Yasuhiro Ogoshi
General Manager Sales and Marketing

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Mr. Ogoshi has been serving with Sumitomo since 1991 in various global leadership positions. Most recently, he has served as General Manager of the Inorganic & Functional Chemicals Business in Europe. In addition, Mr. Ogoshi is a member of the Sumitomo global O&G working group and has worked on numerous O&G related strategic growth initiatives. In April 2015 Mr. Ogoshi has been delegated to TouGas to further enhance the coordination between TouGas and the global Sumitomo organization with a particular focus on driving sales to E&P customers.