Marco Gadola was unanimously elected to the Bühler Group’s Board of Directors at the annual general shareholders’ meeting on 10 February. At the same meeting, Konrad Hummler stepped down from the Board after more than 12 years of service.
Marco Gadola (59), a Swiss and French national, started his career in banking and later worked at Novartis International, Basel, Switzerland, as Audit manager. From 1992, he spent nine years at Hilti Group in senior commercial, sales, and finance positions working in Liechtenstein, the United States, Spain, and Germany.
After five years as CFO at the Hero Group, he joined Straumann Group, Basel, as CFO and VP Operations. In 2008, he was appointed CFO at Panalpina Group, Basel. From 2013 to 2019, he served as CEO of Straumann Group, a Swiss-listed company with revenues exceeding CHF (Swiss Francs) 2 billion.
Marco Gadola serves as president of the Board of Directors of DKSH, president of the Board of Directors of WS Audiology and Medartis Holding AG, vice president of the Board of Directors of MCH Group AG, and member of the Board of Directors of Straumann Group.
Marco Gadola holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
“With his appointment, Bühler’s Board is gaining an accomplished and proven executive with nearly three decades of experience in the tools, medical, and logistics fields,” says Calvin Grieder, Chairman of the Board of Bühler.
At the same meeting, Konrad Hummler stepped down as member of Bühler’s Board of Directors and the respective committees he was active in, having reached the statutory limit. Konrad Hummler has been a Member of the Board of Directors since 2010. “We thank Konrad Hummler for his foresight and great contributions to our company and wish him all the best for his professional and personal future,” says Calvin Grieder.
Bühler is a Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer based in Uzwil, Switzerland. It is known for plant and equipment and related services for processing foods and manufacturing advanced materials.