Ton Buechner

Board member since 2016

Ton Buechner

Board member since 2016

Nationality: Dutch/Swiss | Year of birth: 1965

Ton Buechner is an engineer by training who started his career in the oil and gas construction industry. He spent almost two decades at Sulzer AG, and held leadership roles including CEO and divisional president. Mr. Buechner most recently served as chairman and CEO of the executive board of AkzoNobel NV, a company widely recognized as a leader in sustainability, where he implemented significant ESG policies.

Professional experience

  • CEO and chairman of the executive board, AkzoNobel NV, Netherlands (2012–2017)
  • CEO, Sulzer AG, Switzerland (2007–2011) • President, Sulzer Pumps, Switzerland (2003–2006)
  • President, Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, Switzerland (2000–2002)
  • Various managerial positions at Sulzer AG, China and Switzerland (1994–2000)


  • Chairman of the board of directors, Burckhardt Compression AG, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the board of directors, Swiss Prime Site AG, Switzerland
  • Advisor, Ammega, Switzerland
  • Member of the presidential and shareholder committees, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany (2014–2020)
  • Member of the supervisory board, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany (2014–2018)


  • Master of Business Administration, IMD business school, Switzerland
  • Master of Science in civil engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Key skills

  • Leadership/management
  • Finance/accounting
  • Law/regulatory/risk management
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)