Maximilian Wittig is a State Certified Food Chemist. Since January 2018 he serves as Managing Director of the German Tea Council and in January 2016 he became Secretary General of the German Tea Association. Being a well-recognized and internationally requested expert in his field he has been appointed Deputy Chairman of Tea Committee at Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) est. 1917, German Institute for Standardization and Chairman of Lebensmittelchemische Gesellschaft (LChG), est. 1947, largest food chemical society in continental Europe, northern branch.