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Meet our team

Kemiex was founded in Zurich to digitize the world’s essential raw material supply chains, turning data into decision-making information.

Kemiex is the smartest way to stay informed and transact raw materials. We’re a team of highly motivated international professionals, with vast experience with raw materials from multiple sectors such as tech, finance, insurance, consulting or corporate law.

We’re working in cooperation with world’s leading companies

Kemiex has global cooperations with leading companies in their respective fields to provide market information and enable trading online like never before.

Atradius

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Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries.

CME

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CME Group is the world’s leading derivatives marketplace. It operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CBOT, New York Mercantile Exchange, and The Commodity Exchange.

SGS

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Our path to becoming a leading platform

2014

First idea to transfer best practices from banking and financial industry to raw materials

2017

May

Pau Franquet and Oriol Saludes found Kemiex in Zurich

June

Kemiex and Atradius enter strategic partnership

December

Kemiex closes a 7 digit seed financial round

2018

June

Kemiex establishes presence in Hamburg, Germany

August

Completion of 9 month pilot phase with real companies

September

Kemiex Trade Network go-live with +100 initial customers

September

Kemiex is a Silver Partner in Feed Additives 2018 conference

October

Kemiex exhibits in CPhI Worldwide 2018 in Madrid

2019

March

Nominated as one of the Top 50 Swiss startup by BILANZ and UBS

June

Kemiex launches Market News and Price Trends solutions

July

Completion of second financing round with strategic investors

August

Awarded as one of the Top 100 Swiss Startups by Credit Suisse and Venturelab

September

Kemiex is a Silver Partner in Feed Additives Global

October

First ever online platform to receive a GDP certification by a Pharma regulator

November

Winner of CPhI World Pharma Award 2019

2020

February

Kemiex publishes its first Market Report, focusing on the potential impact of Covid-19 on Supply Chains after the first outbreak in China

June

Kemiex pilots and launches the first Private Portal

August

Member of the Swiss National Startup team

September

Most voted Foodtech Startup in Switzerland’s TOP100 competition

2021

February

Kemiex opens a new office in Tarragona, Spain

April

Kemiex launches its Trade Flows solution

2022

March

Kemiex opens a new office in Timisoara, Romania

June

Kemiex opens a new office in Bogota, Colombia

November

Kemiex invited to share its story as speaker in #thefoundersstoryGCP series organised by Google in its Zurich offices

2023

January

Kemiex successfully closes its Series A financing round, including leading investors such as Chicago Mercantile Exchange

March

Kemiex launches its Price Benchmarks solution

July

Kemiex opens a new office in Barcelona, Spain

September

Kemiex launches its Supply Map solution

October

Kemiex is invited as keynote speaker during the inauguration of BASF’s new Vitamin A plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Management team

Pau Franquet

CEO

Former UBS eTrading, M&A and Private Banking

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Oriol Saludes

COO

Former UBS Strategy & Business Development

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Vlad Socaciu

CTO

Former CTO of +40 devs in a Swiss IT company

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Stefan Schmidinger

Head of Market Intelligence

Former +15 years UBS & Credit Suisse strategy & research

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Sandro Maag

Head of Sales

Former +10 years Credit Suisse Sales & Trading EMEA

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Leo Almeida

Head of Marketing

Marketing expert with 20+ years experience growing B2B SaaS

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Dr. André Rieks

Head of Quality Assurance

+20 years experience as senior quality manager for top pharma

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Advisory board

Owain Johnson

Advisor

Global Head of Research and Product Development at CME Group

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Claus Gramlich-Eicher

Advisor

Member of the Mgmt Board, CFO in Atradius / Crédito y Caución

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Dr. Beat Steffen

Advisor

Managing Director Novartis Venture Fund at Novartis

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Luis Azevedo

Advisor

Ex-Managing Director Novus & Agrifirm, AgriFoodTech investor

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Thierry Thormann

Advisor

Partner at ALTENBURGER LTD legal + tax

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René Groeneveld

Advisor

Global Sales and Marketing Practice Leader at BTS

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Dr. Carlo Gallucci

Advisor

Vice-rector International Relations and Students at ESADE-URL

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Dr. Fabio Magagna

Advisor

Global Product Manager at Google

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