Ralph Tobergte

Expert for Interim Management in India

India expert for

Interim Management
Crisis management

Mr. Tobergte is an extremely India-experienced manager (e.g. at Wacker Chemie and ThyssenKrupp), who is mainly used as an "interim manager" (temporary managing director) on site within the scope of crisis management projects at WB. For example, if a crisis can only be mastered through the use of a managing director with India experience (but "thinking German"), or if local management by a European managing director is desired during a restructuring or bridging phase.

During my assignments in India I was able to learn and experience what, how, why is possible and necessary in India, how India works and how to achieve its goals. I could experience all challenges, risks and difficulties of India on my own skin and develop approaches to solutions. A core challenge is how to deal with Indian culture and Indian behaviour. India "works" very differently from Europe and the reaction patterns of the people differ greatly. Nevertheless, a relationship of trust must be created that is characterised by equality, partnership and mutual acceptance. A real challenge, both for Europeans and Indians!

Ralph Tobergte repeatedly takes over the "interim management" and thus helps our most demanding clients in India to get back on their feet.

Qualifications : Studied electrical engineering and industrial engineering.
International management career with renowned corporations, including Wacker Chemie.
2001 - 2005: Vice President Marketing and Sales at Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. in Kolkata.
2007 - 2009: Managing Director (Interim) at Borbet SA Pty. Ltd, Port Elizabeth (South Africa).
2009 - 2010: CEO Automotive Sealing Systems at Ruia Group Ruia Sons Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata.
2010 - 2014: Managing Director at ThyssenKrupp Engine Components India Pvt. Ltd, Nashik.
Since 2014: Interim management at Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH
Interim Management
India Exit