Board & management

  • Board of directors
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  • Andreas Umbach profile picture

    Andreas Umbach

    Andreas Umbach is a Swiss and German citizen and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr Umbach further serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Landis+Gyr Group AG (SIX: LAND) and until 10 April 2019 as the chairman of the board of directors of Ascom Holding AG (SIX: ASCN), where he previously served as a director from 2010 to 2017. Mr Umbach has been a board member of WWZ AG since April 2013 and has been the chairman of the supervisory board of Techem Energy Services GmbH since August 2018. Mr Umbach previously served as a member of the board of directors of LichtBlick SE from 2012 to 2016. From 2002 to 2017, Mr Umbach was the president and CEO/COO of Landis+Gyr AG. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr Umbach served as president of the Siemens metering division within the power transmission and distribution group and held other positions within Siemens. Mr Umbach holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS (Diplomingenieur) in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

  • Matthias Währen profile picture

    Matthias Währen

    Matthias Währen is a Swiss citizen and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr Währen further serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Givaudan Foundation, the HBM Fondation and a member of the board of directors of Kemptthal Immobilien Nord AG. Mr Währen previously served as a member of the regulatory board of SIX Swiss Exchange from 2006 to 2017, a member of the board of scienceindustries from 2009 to 2017, a member of the board of Swiss Holdings from 2015 to 2017 and a member of the board of directors of various Givaudan subsidiaries from 2005 to 2017. Most recently, he served as CFO and a member of the executive committee of Givaudan SA from 2005 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to that, he served as the global head of finance and informatics of the Roche vitamin division and held a variety of other positions at Roche, including vice president finance and informatics at Roche USA, Nutley, New Jersey, head of finance and information technology at Nippon Roche, Tokyo and finance director of Roche Korea. Mr Währen started his career in corporate audit of Roche in 1983. Mr Währen holds a master’s in economics from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

  • Colleen Goggins profile picture

    Colleen Goggins

    Colleen Goggins is an American citizen and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Since 2015, she has served as an advisory board member for the Company. Ms Goggins also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of TD Bank Group, where she serves on the risk committee, a member of the supervisory board of Bayer AG and a member of the board of directors of IQVIA, where she sits on the audit and nominating and governance committees. She previously served as a supervisory board member for KraussMaffei from 2013 to 2016 and as a member of the board of directors of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International from 2014 to 2016, where she was a member of the nominating committee and special ad hoc committee. Prior to that, Ms Goggins worked at Johnson & Johnson until 2011, where she held various leadership positions, including worldwide chairman, company group chairman, and president of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, among others, and she served as a member of the executive committee. Ms Goggins holds a bachelor of science in food chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s of management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Werner Bauer profile picture

    Werner Bauer

    Werner Bauer is a Swiss and German citizen and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Since 2015, he has served as an advisory board member for the Company. Mr Bauer also currently serves as vice chairman of the boards of directors of Givaudan SA and Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, chairman of the board of trustees at the Bertelsmann Foundation, and as a member of the board of directors of Lonza Group AG. Until November 2018 he also served as a member of the board of directors of GEA-Group AG. Prior to that, he served in a number of other board positions, including chairman of the board of directors of Nestlé Deutschland AG from 2005 to 2017 and chairman of the board of directors of Galderma Pharma SA from 2011 to 2014, among others. Most recently, Mr Bauer was the executive vice president and head of innovation, technology, research & development for Nestlé SA from 2007 to 2013, and prior to that, he served as executive vice president and head of technical, production, environment, research & development for Nestlé SA and held other positions within Nestlé. Mr Bauer started his career in 1980 as a professor in chemical engineering at Technical University in Hamburg, after which he was a professor in food process technology and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for food technology & packaging at the Technical University of Munich. Mr Bauer holds a diploma and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Wah-hui Chu profile picture

    Wah-hui Chu

    Wah-Hui Chu is a Hong Kong Chinese citizen and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Since 2015, he has served as an advisory board member for the Company. Mr Chu currently serves as the founder and chairman of iBridge TT International Limited (Hong Kong); he has served as a member of the board of directors of Mettler Toledo International since 2007. From 2013 to 2014 when he retired, Mr Chu served as the CEO and a member of the board of directors of Tingyi Asahi Beverages Holding, and from 2008 to 2011, he acted as executive director and CEO of Next Media Limited. He also served as chairman of PepsiCo Investment (China) Limited from 1998 through 2007, and again from 2012 to 2013. Mr Chu spent many years as an executive at PepsiCo, serving as non-executive chairman of PepsiCo International’s Asia region in 2008 and president of PepsiCo International – China beverages business unit between 1998 and 2008. Before joining PepsiCo, Mr Chu held management positions at Monsanto Company, Whirlpool Corporation, H.J. Heinz Company and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr Chu holds a bachelor degree of science from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Roosevelt University.

  • Mariel Hoch profile picture

    Mariel Hoch

    Mariel Hoch is a Swiss and German citizen and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms Hoch has been a partner at the Zurich law firm Bär & Karrer since 2012. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Comet Holding AG, where she also sits on the nomination and compensation committee and MEXAB AG. She is also a member of the foundation board of The Schörling Foundation and co-chair of the Zurich committee of Human Rights Watch. Ms Hoch was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2005 and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and a law degree from the University of Zurich.

  • Nigel Wright profile picture

    Nigel Wright

    Nigel Wright is a Canadian citizen and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. Mr Wright is a managing director at Onex, where he manages European origination efforts in the business services, healthcare and packaging sectors for Onex’s large-cap fund, Onex Partners. He currently serves as a director of Childcare BV (doing business as KidsFoundation), Justitia, and of the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education, and as trustee of the Policy Exchange. Mr Wright joined Onex in 1997, although from 2010 to 2013, he worked as chief of staff for the Prime Minister of Canada. Prior to joining Onex, Mr Wright was a partner at the law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck, and before that he worked in policy development in the office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Nigel holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an LL.B. (with honours) from the University of Toronto Law School and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

  • Rolf Stangl profile picture

    Rolf Stangl

    Chief Executive Officier

    Rolf Stangl is a Swiss and German citizen and has served as CEO since 2008. Mr Stangl joined the Company in 2004 and has held a number of positions across the organisation including, amongst others, head of corporate development and M&A, chief executive officer of SIG Beverage (a division subsequently divested) and CMO. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Stangl served as an investment director for small and mid-cap buyouts at a family office in London and as a senior consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Mr Stangl holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from ESC Reims & ESB Reutlingen.

  • Samuel Sigrist profile picture

    Samuel Sigrist

    Chief Financial Officer

    Samuel Sigrist is a Swiss citizen and has served as CFO and chairman of the Middle East Joint Venture since 2017. Mr Sigrist joined the Company in 2005 and has worked in various finance and corporate development roles, including director of group controlling & reporting, head of finance/CFO of Europe and head of group projects. From 2013 to 2017, Mr Sigrist was the Company’s president & general manager, Europe and prior to joining the Company, he worked as a consultant. Mr Sigrist holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Zurich University of applied sciences, an MBA from the University of Toronto and a global executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. Mr Sigrist is also a Swiss certified public accountant.

  • Markus Boehm profile picture

    Markus Boehm

    Chief Market Officer

    Markus Boehm is a German citizen and has served as CMO since 2009. Since 2012, he has also been responsible for the technology functions as well as the machine assembly business (until 2018). Mr Boehm joined the Company in 2004 as CFO of the Company in China, and after a brief period as COO China he took the role of CEO SIG Combibloc China in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Boehm worked at Hilti in Switzerland, Hong Kong and China and held various finance positions at Procter & Gamble in Germany and the United Kingdom. He graduated with a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Ian Wood profile picture

    Ian Wood

    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Ian Wood is a British citizen and has served as Chief Supply Chain Officer since he joined the Company in 2018. Previously, Mr Wood spent 15 years at Honeywell, initially in the supply chain function and later as vice president & general manager of various business units. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr Wood worked at A.T. Kearney and Ford Motor Company. Mr Wood holds a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Cambridge University, UK and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.

  • Lawrence Fok profile picture

    Lawrence Fok

    President & General Manager, Asia Pacific

    Lawrence Fok is a Singapore citizen and has served as President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific region since he joined the Company in 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Fok held senior management positions at Norgren China, Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging, SCA Packaging China and Avnet Asia. Mr Fok holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MSc in industrial & systems engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a Grad. Dip. in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.

  • Ricardo Rodriguez profile picture

    Ricardo Rodriguez

    President & General Manager, Americas

    Ricardo Rodriguez is a Brazilian and Spanish citizen and has served as President and General Manager of the Americas region since 2015. Mr Rodriguez joined the Company in 2003 and previously served as director & general manager, South America and technical service director, South America. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Rodriguez worked at Tetra Pak in a number of roles, including general manager of the Belo Horizonte branch, key account manager and technical service manager. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical mechanical engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in Brazil, an MBA from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and a specialisation course in management at IMD-Lausanne.

  • Martin Herrenbrück profile picture

    Martin Herrenbrück

    President & General Manager, Europe

    Martin Herrenbrück is a German citizen and has served as President and General Manager of the Europe region since 2017. Mr Herrenbrück joined the Company in 2006 and previously held the positions of Head of Cluster Europe, Head of Cluster Asia Pacific South, Head of Global Marketing and other corporate development roles. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for several years at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany. Mr Herrenbrück holds a Master Of Science in management from HHL–Leipzig Graduate School of Management and an MBA from KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Seoul, South Korea.