Dr. Suzanne Thoma was appointed Executive Chairwoman of Sulzer as of November 1, 2022. Before that, she was elected as member of Sulzer’s Board of Directors in 2021 and became Chairwoman in 2022. From 2013 to 2022 she was CEO of the international Energy, Engineering and Service Company BKW, Berne, Switzerland. Prior to being appointed CEO of BKW, she was a member of the Group Executive Committee of BKW, responsible for the Networks division. Before that, she was head of the Automotive division of the WICOR Group, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, and CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland. Suzanne Thoma also served in various management roles and countries at Ciba Specialty Chemicals Ltd. (now BASF).

Binding interests

  • Member of the Board of Directors, BayWa r.e., Munich, Germany
  • Vice President of the foundation “Avenir Suisse”, Switzerland

Educational background

  • Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA), Zurich, Switzerland

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