Board of Directors
Dr h. c. Thomas Straumann
Swiss (born 1963)
Vice Chairman of the Board
Member of the Compensation Committee
Board Member since 1990
Thomas Straumann’s skills in precision engineering were complemented by his studies at the Basel Management School and the Management and Commercial School of Baselland. In 1990, he was responsible for restructuring Institut Straumann AG and was both CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors until 1994. He continued as Chairman of the Board until 2002. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Further examples of Dr Straumann’s success as an entrepreneur and businessman are the orthopedic / medical device company Medartis AG – of which he is the founder, joint owner and Chairman, the Grand Hotel Les Tros Rois, Basel – of which he is the owner and Chairman, and CSI-Basel AG – the equestrian event company, over which he presides as Chairman. He also has a diverse portfolio of interests, including not-for-profit activities.
Thomas Straumann is the principal shareholder of Straumann Holding AG and is the longest-serving member of the Board. He complements the Board with his understanding of the dental and medical device industries
through personal management experience and various shareholdings.