Dr. Christian Bruch studied mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover. He received his doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and worked there from 1997. In 2000, Dr. Bruch joined the energy utility RWE. In 2004, Dr. Bruch joined Linde AG, where he headed various divisions of the Gases Division until 2009. In 2009, he moved to the Engineering Division, where he headed the Air Separation Plant product line. In 2013 he was appointed to the Executive Board of the Engineering Division. Since 2019 Dr. Bruch has been Spokesman of the Executive Board of Linde AG. From 2015 to 2018, he was responsible for the Engineering Division as well as for the Corporate & Support function Technology & Innovation and Digitization.