Educational background

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

Other activities and vested interests

  • Non-executive member of the Board of Directors, Beckers Group, Germany
  • Non-executive member of the Board of Directors, BayWa r.e., Germany
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Avenir Suisse Foundation, Switzerland
  • Member of the Executive Board, Swissmem Association, Switzerland

Professional background

Suzanne Thoma was elected as a member of Sulzer’s Board of Directors in 2021 and as Chair in 2022. In addition, she was appointed Executive Chair of Sulzer as of November 1, 2022. Before joining Sulzer, Suzanne Thoma served as CEO at the International Energy, Engineering and Service company BKW AG in Bern, Switzerland, from 2013 to 2022. Prior to her appointment as CEO of BKW, she was a member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for the Networks division. Before that, she was Head of the Automotive division for the WICOR Group in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, and CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland. Earlier in her career, Suzanne Thoma held various management roles in a number of countries at Ciba Specialty Chemicals Ltd. (now BASF).

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