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  Thomas Schmidheiny
Thomas Schmidheiny

Thomas Schmidheiny
Chairman, Spectrum Value Management
Member of IMD Foundation Board and Supervisory Board
Swiss

Vita

Thomas Schmidheiny has served as Chairman at Spectrum Value Management since September  2002.

After studying  mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute  of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Dr Schmidheiny began his  career as Technical Director with Cementos Apasco (1970-1971). In 1973 he  joined “Holderbank” Financière Glaris Ltd. (which became Holcim), where he  served as Managing Director and Chairman (1978-2001) and Chairman of the Board  (1984-2003). He continues to be a member of the Holcim Board of Directors,  elected until 2009, and is member of the Holcim Governance, Nomination &  Compensation Committee.

Dr Schmidheiny is also a  board member and major shareholder of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Chairman  of the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation for public education, amongst others. He  received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Tufts University  (USA) and holds an MBA from IMD. His particular interest is philanthropy: he engages  in large donations and sponsoring to business schools, arts, education and  start-ups through his foundations.

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