Ton Buechner has been a member of the Board of Directors since February 2016. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Risk Committee.
Mr. Buechner most recently served as chairman and CEO of the executive board of Dutch multinational AkzoNobel from 2012 to 2017. Prior to joining AkzoNobel, he spent almost two decades at the Sulzer Corporation in Switzerland, where he was appointed divisional president in 2001 and served as president and CEO from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Buechner’s early career was spent in the oil and gas construction industry, and included roles at Allseas Engineering in the Netherlands and at Aker Kvaerner in Singapore. He is a member of the supervisory board of Voith GmbH in Germany.
Mr. Buechner is an engineer by training. He received his master’s degree in civil engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1988, specializing in offshore construction technology and coastal engineering. Mr. Buechner holds a Master of Business Administration from IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.