Robert Kumpf


Managing Director

Robert “Bob” Kumpf is Managing Director at Deloitte and former Chemicals and Specialty Materials executive with 34 years of industry experience across multiple geographies and functions. He began his career as a research scientist at Bayer then progressed through management and then executive roles in USA and Europe. After Bayer he was COO/CTO at two late-stage material science start-up companies. Since joining Deloitte’s Chemicals and Specialty Materials sector, Bob advises clients on decarbonization of heavy industry, innovation, and materials informatics. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Penn State University and completed the Oxford University Business Economics Program.



2024 CME NASA Symposium Abstract

Pressure continues to build for companies across industries to track, report, and reduce Scope 3 emissions. And, while chemical companies continue to make efforts to increase transparency and reduce emissions, Scope 3 emissions remain notoriously difficult to track and reduce because they require collaboration, coordination, and standardization along each product’s entire supply chain. This presentation will share what strategies chemical companies can employ today to secure a competitive advantage around low-carbon products tomorrow.