Gilbert Achermann

Chairman of the Board, Straumann
Board Member, Julius Baer Group and the ITI
Chairman, Switzerland Innovation Park, Basel
Member of the regional Chamber of Commerce
Investor, juror and business angel

Experience & Background: Gilbert brings a wealth of knowledge from both private and public companies as well as the field of entrepreneurship. He is Chairman of Straumann, the global leader in implant dentistry, and Board Member at Julius Baer, a leading private bank. He also holds roles as Chairman of the Switzerland Innovation Park in Basel, Member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Member of the Board of the ITI. An active participant in the Swiss start-up ecosystem, he is an investor, juror, and angel investor.

He previously held mandates as Chairman and Co-CEO of the Vitra Group, a family owned furniture and shopfitting company; as Chairman role at Siegfried, a listed pharma service company; and Vice Chairman of the Moser Group, a privately-owned luxury watch company. Before becoming Chairman, he was CFO and CEO at Straumann. Mr. Achermann is an IMD EMBA graduation (2000).

Expertise & Interests: Boards, leadership, entrepreneurship and startups, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, luxury goods

Contributions to IMD: Guest Speaker, students mentoring, connection with clients or potential clients