Max was born in the UK in 1955 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Chemistry in 1978. After working for Kodak in their London research laboratories for 2 years, he moved to Switzerland in 1980 where he joined Dow Chemical’s European R&D team in Switzerland. His 30 career with Dow spanned many product areas across the functions of Research & Development, New Business Development, Finance, Marketing and Global business leadership. Max was a recipient of Dow’s Human Element Award in 2008 in recognition of the work of his foundation, Rainbows4children.
In September 2010 he took early retirement from Dow in order to focus full-time on Rainbows4Children. He lives in Lachen, Switzerland, is married to Kathryn and has a son, Alexander age 28.
Kathryn was born in the UK in 1956 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Chemistry in 1978. She started her career in Research and Development, but has spent most of her working life in Technical Sales and International Sales Management.
During her 32 year career she has worked for European, American and Japanese companies, primarily in the field of Cosmetic Development and Fragrances. In September 2010 Kathryn retired from her business career in order to focus 100% on the activities of Rainbows4Children which requires regular travel to Ethiopia. Kathryn lives in Lachen, Switzerland and is married to Max.