Board of Directors

Marco Gadola

Swiss (born 1963)
Chair of the Innovation & Technology Committee
Member of the Board since 2020

Gilbert Achermann

Other current activities:
Chairman of the Boards of DKSH Holding AG, Medartis AG1 and WS Audiology Ltd., Vice Chairman of the Calida Holding AG and MCH Group AG, Board member of Tally Weijl Holding AG, Thommen Group AG and AVAG Anlage und Verwaltungs AG. He also runs his own company focusing on cultural transformation support and executive coaching.

Career highlights:
Having served as CEO of the Straumann Group from 2013 to 2019, Marco Gadola decided to relinquish his position to pursue various board mandates. He rejoined Straumann in 2013 as CEO, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and EVP Operations from 2006 to 2008. He spent the interim years at Panalpina Management AG, as Chief Financial Officer and Regional CEO Asia/Pacific. Prior to his first term at Straumann, he spent five years at Hero AG, where he was CFO and responsible for IT and Operations. Previously, he spent nine years at Hilti in senior commercial, sales and finance positions. Earlier in his career, he worked for Sandoz International Ltd, as an Audit Manager, and Swiss Bank Corporation, in Corporate Finance.

Degree from Basel University in business administration and economics; various programs at the London School of Economics, IMD in Lausanne, and INSEAD in Paris.

Key attributes to the Board:
Having served many years as CEO and formerly as CFO of Straumann, Marco Gadola, has in depth knowledge of the company, the industry and its competitors. Marco also brings a wealth of experience from other companies and industries and has worked in many different geographies around the world all of which is highly valuable.

1 For relationship to Straumann see Note 9.4 on p. 169 of the Annual Report 2020.