Former Chairman, Holcim Group, a leading global construction materials business. Currently, Chair, Lonza, a supplier of services and intermediates to the life science industries worldwide. Has held various executive and board positions in chemicals, agro, pharma, medtech. Former Chair of the Council, Switzerland's oldest university in Basel. Member of the Board, economiesuisse, Switzerland's industry association. Member, International Committee of the Red Cross. Chairman-elect, Graduate Institute for International Affairs and Development.