Board of Directors
Swiss (born 1964)
Chairman of the Board since 2010
Board Member since 2009
Other main activities in 2017: Member of the Board of Julius Baer Group, Executive-in-Residence at IMD Business School, Lausanne, Chairman of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Member of the regional Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of the ITI; supports the start-up ecosystem as an investor, juror, and Business Angel.
Career highlights: In previous years, Gilbert Achermann served as Chairman and Co-CEO of the Vitra/ Vitrashop Group, a family-owned furniture and retail company, Chairman of the Siegfried Group, a listed pharma service company, and Vice Chairman of the Moser Group, a privately owned luxury watchmaking company. From 2002 to 2010, he was CEO of Straumann, which he joined as CFO in 1998. He started his professional life at UBS in Investment Banking in 1988, working in Switzerland, New York, London and Frankfurt.
Qualifications: Executive MBA from IMD; bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Gallen.
Key attributes for the board: Gilbert Achermann represents continuity, stability and credibility among the various stakeholders. The Board benefits from his extensive knowledge of the dental industry, the extensive experience and insight gained from directorships in other industries.