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
Other main activities in 2017: Chairman of Medartis AG and CSI-Basel AG, Board Member of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel (owner).
Career highlights: Following the spin-off of the orthopedic & trauma business in 1990, Thomas Straumann was responsible for establishing the new Institut Straumann AG and was both CEO (until 1994) and Chairman (until 2002). 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, majority owner and Chairman, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel – of which he is the owner and a Board Member, and CSI-Basel AG– the equestrian event company, of which he is Chairman. He also has a diverse portfolio of interests, including not-for-profit activities.
Qualifications: Trained in precision engineering; studies at Basel Management School and the Management & Commercial School of Baselland; honorary doctorate from the University of Basel.
Key attributes for the board: Major shareholder of Straumann Holding AG and the Board’s longest-serving member. He complements the Board with his understanding of the dental and medical device industries through personal management experience and various shareholdings.