The German Chemical Society (GDCh) announce that Dr. Tom Kinzel started his employment at the GDCh and will take over the position as GDCh’s executive director on August 1. He will succeed Prof. Wolfram Koch, who will retire on July 31 after more than 25 years of service to the GDCh. The designated executive director was welcomed by Wolfram Koch and the group of department heads.

Picture: Wolfram Koch (left) and Tom Kinzel (right) at the GDCh Office in Frankfurt (source:

Tom Kinzel, PhD, MBA Kinzel studied chemistry in Göttingen and completed his doctorate there in the field of organic chemistry. After a post-doctoral stay at MIT in Cambridge/USA, he began his professional career as a laboratory manager at Bayer Pharma in Wuppertal in 2011. After several professional positions, he headed the Open Innovation Centers China and Europe, which are responsible for alliances and collaborations with external partners. In 2022, he moved to Nuvisan ICB, a company that conducts research on new drugs on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, where he headed the Services department within the Life Science Chemistry Division. In 2023, he also completed an EMBA degree at HEC Paris.

We wish Tom Kinzel a good start at the GDCh and are looking forward to continuing the successful partnership with the GDCh.

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