Ralph Tobergte

Mr. Tobergte is an India expert and experienced manager, who primarily works as an interim manager at client’s facilities in India within crisis and turnaround management projects at WB.

He has previously worked for many years in leading positions in India, among others for Wacker Chemie and ThyssenKrupp.

"In doing so, I was able to "learn" India and experience what is possible in India and how India is functioning and how to achieve one’s goals. I was in a position to experience all challenges, risks and difficulties of India at first hand and develop solutions. A core challenge is dealing with the Indian culture and the Indian behaviour. India "works" quite differently from Europe and the response patterns of people diverge strongly. And yet, a relationship of trust must be established that is based upon equality, partnership and mutual acceptance. A true challenge, both for Europeans and for Indians!"

Being part of the division WB turnaround management®, Mr. Tobergte acts as an interim manager of WB i.e. is being temporarily employed as a managing director in India for WB’s clients. For example, if a crisis can only be overcome through an India-experienced (but "German-thinking") manager or during a restructuring or transition phase, the client wants the management on site to be taken over by Mr. Tobergte.


  1. Since 2015

    Business Unit Manager at Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH

  2. Since 2014

    Interim-Manager at Dr. Wamser + Batra GmbH

  3. 2010 - 2014

    Managing Director at ThyssenKrupp Engine Components India Pvt. Ltd., Nashik

  4. 2009 - 2010

    CEO Automotive Sealing Systems at Ruia Group Ruia Sons Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata

  5. 2007 - 2009

    Managing Director (Interim) at Borbet SA Pty. Ltd., Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

  6. 2001 - 2005

    Vice President Marketing and Sales at Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata

  7. 1997 - 2001

    Head of Accounting and Controlling and Distribution Management - Asia at Wacker Chemie GmbH, Munich

  8. 1992 - 1997

    Managing Director at Wacker Chemicals South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., Johannesburg (South Africa)

  9. 1990 - 1992

    Head of Strategic Planning at Wacker Chemitronic GmbH, München

  10. 1986 - 1990

    Head of Accounting and Administration at Wacker Chemie GmbH, Köln

  11. 1983 - 1986

    Cash Management and Equity Financing - Corporate Finance at Wacker Chemie GmbH, Munich

  12. 1980 - 1982

    Assistant to Board of Management at Wacker Chemie GmbH, Munich

  13. 1973 - 1980

    Studies of Electrical Engineering and Diploma of Industrial Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology

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Interim Manager

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