Independent Board Member since 2020


MBA, IMD Business School, Switzerland
MSc in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professional background

2012 - 2017
Chair of the Executive Management and CEO, AkzoNobel, NV, The Netherlands
2007 - 2011
CEO, Sulzer AG, Switzerland
2000 - 2002
President, Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, Switzerland
1994 - 2000
Various management positions, Sulzer AG, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Strategy and Sustainability Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Swiss Prime Site AG, Switzerland
  • Member of the Advisory Committee “Adviescommissie Maatwerkafspraken Verduurzaming Industrie” of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate of the Netherlands
  • Advisor, Ammega, Switzerland