Michel Demaré

Belgian / Swiss

Vice-Chairman, SYNGENTA AG
Vice-Chairman, UBS AG
Vice-Chairman of IMD Foundation Board and Supervisory Board.


Michel Demaré is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Syngenta AG, Vice-Chairman of the Board of UBS AG and member of the Supervisory Board of Louis-Dreyfus Commodities Holdings BV. He is also Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and member of the Supervisory Board of IMD. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

He was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB from 2005 to February 2013, serving in addition, between late 2008 and March 2011, as the company’s President of Global Markets. Between February and September 2008, he was ABB’s acting Chief Executive Officer. Previously he had been Chief Financial Officer Europe for Baxter International Inc. He joined Baxter in 2002 after 18 years at the Dow Chemical Company, where he held various treasury and division CFO positions in Europe (including Switzerland) and the USA.

Michel Demaré holds a License in Applied Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in Belgium.

Mr. Demaré is a High Performance Boards program alumnus.