Gilbert Achermann


Chairman of Straumann 


Gilbert Achermann joined IMD in July 2016 as Executive-in-Residence.
In the professional realm, he engages in various mandates in publicly-listed and privately-owned companies across a range of industries, including medical devices, pharma services, banking, consumer goods and retail.

Currently he serves as the Chairman of Straumann, the global leader in implant dentistry and as a board member of Julius Baer, a leading private bank. Previously he also held mandates as Chairman and Co-CEO of the Vitra Group, a family owned furniture and shopfitting company; the Chairman role at Siegfried, a listed pharma service company, and Vice Chairman of the Moser Group, a privately owned luxury watch company.
Prior he was CFO and CEO at Straumann. His professional life started at UBS in Investment Banking. He holds an EMBA from IMD.

“IMD has been instrumental for my professional career and personal development. By joining as an executive in resident, it is time to build on my experience in an inspiring environment with academics and talents from around the world. In particular, given my background, I am look forward to contributing to the IMD Global Board Center and IMD Global Family Business Center.”