Eckart was the General Director of Cartridge World Indochina who have been operating in Vietnam and Cambodia since 2006. He first came to Vietnam in 1995. Eckart worked for Unilever, in various Supply Chain positions, in Vietnam, Thailand, the Netherlands, and Germany, from 1996 to 2004. His most recent position at Unilever was as the Regional Supply Chain Manager for ice cream for the South East Asia region.
In addition to his role at Cartridge World, Eckart is also the General Manager of Pacific Partners (VN), a position he has held since 2004. Pacific Partners is a sourcing company specializing in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (both Food and Non-food). This includes exporting to markets in the Pacific Islands as well as the importation of non-food products (Sole agent for UBL China) to Vietnam.
Eckart received a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Mannheim University (Germany), a Diploma in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Degree in International Economics. He is a Co-Founder of the Vietnam Supply Chain Community and was previously on the Boards of Advisors of the Vietnam Supply Chain Council as well as an Advisor to the Sourcing & Purchasing Club Vietnam. Furthermore he is a Lecturer for the Executive MBA Programs of the RMIT International University Vietnam and the Vietnam National University.