lic. oec. HSG, born 1952, Swiss citizen
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2014
Since 2005 Ernst Bärtschi has been a member of the board of directors of Bucher Industries Ltd, Niederweningen, since 2011 a non-executive director of the building materials supplier CRH Plc. (Ireland), and since 2012 a member of the advisory board of the private-equity investor CRCI (China). In 2002 he joined Sika Ltd, Baar, where he worked until 2004 as chief financial officer and from 2005 until 2011 as chief executive officer. After working at Nestlé, Vevey, Ernst Bärtschi occupied various management positions between 1980 and 2002 at the Schindler Group, Ebikon, including managing director of Schindler Switzerland and chief financial officer of the Schindler Group.