Board of Directors
Dr h. c. Thomas Straumann
Swiss (born 1963)
Member of the Technology & Innovation Committee
Board Member since 1990
Other current activities:
Board memberships: Centervision AG (Chairman), CSI Basel Horse Event AG (Chairman), Medartis AG (Chairman) and Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel (owner).
Thomas Straumann was responsible for establishing the new Institut Straumann AG in 1990 and was both CEO (–1994) and Chairman (–2002). Further examples of his success as an entrepreneur and businessman are the 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 has a diverse portfolio of interests, including not-for-profit activities.
Trained in precision engineering; studies at Basel Management School and the Management & Commercial School of Baselland; honorary doctorate from the Medical Faculty of 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.