Christophe Beck is president and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources. Formerly: Ecolab President and Chief Operating Officer; Executive Vice-President and President, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, the global leader in industrial water treatment; Executive Vice-President and President, International Regions; Executive Vice-President and President, Global Integration, responsible for the Ecolab-Nalco merger; Executive Vice-President, Institutional; Senior Vice-President, Corporate Marketing & Strategy. Prior to Ecolab: Senior Executive, NestlÃ©; European Space Agency. Master degree in Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 2006, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.