Richard Ridinger has been an Advisor to EQT since 2020.
In 1986, Richard started his career with Henkel KGaA in Duesseldorf, Germany, and made his career there starting in R&D, moving to Engineering, Operations Management, Global Marketing and finally managing a global Business Unit. With Cognis which was carved out from Henkel and sold to the PE -companies Permira/GS-PE in 2002, he became a member of the Executive Committee of this company. He led the Care Chemicals Division of Cognis which was the market leader for the ingredients supply to the w/w Personal Care industry. From 2012 to 2019 he was CEO of the Lonza AG, a Switzerland based leader of the global Pharma-CDMO-IndustrY. Since 2020, Richard has been acting as a professional Non-Exec Board member of a multiple number of listed and private companies.
Richard studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT).
EQT Board memberships
Chairperson of Recipharm, Board member of SHL-Medical