After Evonik joined chembid as an investor at the beginning of the year, the management team has also been expanded. Stefan Schweikart became CEO of chembid in January 2021. He is responsible for the areas of strategy, sales, and marketing. Together with the Managing Director and CTO Marc Riley, he will strengthen the positioning of the SaaS platform.
Data is the centrepiece of chembid, the world's largest search engine and market intelligence platform for chemicals. Every day, chembid collects and analyses millions of product and market data and provides them via the chembid platform as intelligent solutions for buyers and suppliers of chemicals. With Stefan Schweikart, chembid now strengthens its management with an expert in B2B product data and digital services.
Stefan Schweikart joins chembid as CEO and takes over the role from Christian Bürger, who has supported the platform since its foundation. "I am convinced that with Stefan Schweikart as the new CEO and together with the shareholders BÜFA, Evonik and Stockmeier, chembid will continue to drive forward the digitalisation of the chemical industry," stated Felix Thalmann, Chairman of the Board of Management at BÜFA. Schweikart is now responsible for all strategy, sales, and marketing activities of the SaaS company. In addition to extensive experience in managing digital companies, Schweikart brings in-depth knowledge of product data. Before joining chembid, he was responsible for building global digital product data management services in the B2B sector as Managing Director.
As chembid’s CEO, he aims to implement a business and product strategy focused on customer value. "chembid has been set up to support customers from the chemical industry in their digitalisation with data-driven SaaS solutions. Since its foundation, chembid has already set decisive impulses as the most comprehensive search engine for chemical products. Together with the team, I intend to continue the company's path of success and position chembid as the go-to source for market and product data for the global chemical industry," explains Stefan Schweikart. In addition to the expansion of the chembid search engine, the focus is on the development of new market-relevant features and services. Via the chembid PRO dashboard, users can already keep a constant eye on the chemicals market and access valuable market data such as current demand, global potentials for new customers and price developments.