Position

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Education

Master of Business Administration, IMD business school, Switzerland
Master of Science in civil engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Professional background

2012–2017
Chairman and CEO of the executive board, AkzoNobel NV, Netherlands
2007–2011
CEO, Sulzer AG, Switzerland
1994–2007
Various managerial positions at Sulzer AG, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Strategy Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Prime Site AG, Switzerland
  • Member of the Shareholder Committee, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany