The Board of Directors currently consist of eight members. They are Sika's highest governing body and bring with them a vast array of experience.

Paul Haelg

Paul Johann Hälg

Chair of the Board of Directors

Paul Haelg

Paul Johann Hälg

Chair of the Board of Directors

Career

2004–2016: CEO, Dätwyler Group, Altdorf

2001–2004: Executive Vice President, Forbo International SA, Eglisau

1987–2001: Product Manager, Commercial Director, CEO, Gurit Essex AG, Freienbach

1981–1986: Project and Group Leader, Schweizerische Aluminium AG (Alusuisse), Zurich

 
Other mandates and activities

Chair of the Board: Datwyler Holding AG (and therefore also of PEMA AG and Dätwyler Führungs AG), Altdorf

Member of the Board: Dätwyler Cabling Solutions AG, Altdorf; Sonceboz Automotive SA, Sonceboz

Chair of the Board: Welfare Foundation Sika, Baar

Member of the Foundation Council: ETH Foundation, Zurich; Swisscontact, Zurich; REGA, Zurich

 

Shareholdings

49,920 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 8 out of 8 meetings attended
Viktor Balli

Viktor Waldemar Balli

Board of Directors

Viktor Balli

Viktor Waldemar Balli

Board of Directors

Career

2007-2018: CFO Barry Callebaut Group, Zurich, Switzerland

1996-2006: Director of Niantic Group (Family Holding)

1991-1995: Principal, Adinvest AG, Zurich, Switzerland

1989-1991: Head Corporate Finance, Marc Rich & Co Holding AG, Zug, Switzerland

1985-1989: Financial Analyst and Manager, EniChem International AG, Zurich, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy

 

Other Mandates and Activities

Member of the Board of Directors: Givaudan, Vernier, Switzerland (Compensation and Audit Committee); Swiss Federal Audit Oversight Authority (RAB), Berne, Switzerland; Hemro AG, Bachenbülach, Switzerland; Ceva Logistics AG, Baar, Switzerland, until 2019 (Chair of the Audit Committee); Medacta International SA, Castel San Pietro, Switzerland (Chair of Audit Committee)


Member of the Supervisory Board: KWS Saat SE, Einbeck, Germany (Chairman of the Audit Committee); Louis Dreyfus Holding BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Audit Committee)

 

Shareholdings

0 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019*
  • Board of Directors: 6 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Audit Committee: 3 out of 5 meetings attended

*elected April 9, 2019; attended all meetings since election

Frits van Dijk

Frits van Dijk

Board of Directors

Frits van Dijk

Frits van Dijk

Board of Directors

CAREER

1970–2011: Career within Nestlé (focus region Asia), of which the last 10 years as member of the Nestlé SA Executive Board, responsible for Asia, Oceania, Africa & Middle East

 

OTHER MANDATES AND ACTIVITIES

Member of the Board: Nestlé Malaysia Berhad

Member of Advisory Board: Al Muhaidib Group, Saudi Arabia

 

Shareholdings

8,160 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 6 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Nomination and Compensation Committee: 4 out of 5 meetings attended
Justin Howell

Justin Marshall Howell

Board of Directors

Justin Howell

Justin Marshall Howell

Board of Directors

CAREER

Since 2010: Senior Investment Manager, BMGI, Kirkland, WA, USA

2007-2009: Vice President, Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, NY, USA

2003-2007: Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY, USA

 

OTHER MANDATES AND ACTIVITIES

Member of the Board: OE Holdings, LLC, Texas, USA

 

Shareholdings

350 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 8 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Nomination and Compensation Committee: 5 out of 5 meetings attended
Monika Ribar

Monika Ribar

Board of Directors

Monika Ribar

Monika Ribar

Board of Directors

CAREER

2006–2013: CEO, Panalpina AG, Basel

2005–2006: CFO, Panalpina AG, Basel

2000–2005: Chief Information Officer (CIO), Panalpina AG, Basel

1991–2000: various functions within Controlling, IT and Global Project Management, Panalpina AG, Basel

 

OTHER MANDATES AND ACTIVITIES

Chair of the Board: SBB AG (Swiss Federal Railways), Bern

Member of the Board: Lufthansa Group, Frankfurt am Main; Chain IQ Group, Zurich

 

Shareholdings

6,660 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 8 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Audit Committee: 5 out of 5 meetings attended 
Daniel Sauter

Daniel J. Sauter

Board of Directors

Daniel Sauter

Daniel J. Sauter

Board of Directors

CAREER

1994–2001: CEO and Delegate of Board of Directors, Xstrata AG, Zug

1983–1998: Senior Partner and CFO, Glencore International AG, Baar

1976–1983: various banks, incl. Bank Leu, Zurich

 

OTHER MANDATES AND ACTIVITIES

Chair of the Board: Julius Bär Gruppe AG, Zurich (until April 2019); Trinsic AG, Zug; Tabulum AG, Zug; Hadimec AG, Mägenwil

Member of the Board: ARAS Holding AG, Lenzburg; AS Print AG, Villmergen; Richnerstutz AG, Villmergen

Member of the Foundation Board: Avenir Suisse, Zurich

 

Shareholdings

48,917 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 8 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Nomination and Compensation Committee: 5 out of 5 meetings attended
Christoph Tobler

Christoph Tobler

Board of Directors

Christoph Tobler

Christoph Tobler

Board of Directors

CAREER

Since 2004: CEO, Sefar Holding AG, Thal SG

1998–2004: Head of Industry Division and Member of Group Management, Sika AG, Baar

1994–1998: Adtranz Schweiz

1988–1994: McKinsey & Company, Zurich

 

OTHER MANDATES AND ACTIVITIES

Member of the Board: AG Cilander, Herisau; Sefar Holding AG, Thal SG; economiesuisse, Zurich

Member of Regional Advisory Board: Swiss National Bank

 

Shareholdings

8,420 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019
  • Board of Directors: 8 out of 8 meetings attended
  • Audit Committee: 5 out of 5 meetings attended
Thierry Vanlancker

Thierry F.J. Vanlancker

Board of Directors

Thierry Vanlancker

Thierry F.J. Vanlancker

Board of Directors

Career

since 2017: CEO, AkzoNobel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016-2017: Head Specialty Chemicals and Executive Committee Member, AkzoNobel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015-2016: President Fluoroproducts, Chemours; President Chemours EMEA, Geneva, Switzerland, and Wilmington, USA

1989-2016: various functions within DuPont:
Vice President DuPont Performance Coatings EMEA, Cologne, Germany
Global Business & Marketing Director Fluorochemicals, DuPont, Wilmington, USA

 

Shareholdings

860 (per December 31, 2019)

 

Meeting attendance during the financial year 2019*
  • Board of Directors: 6 out of 8 meetings attended

*elected April 9, 2019; attended all meetings since election