Executive Management

The Group’s Executive Management Board (EMB) is responsible for the operational management of the Straumann Group, in line with the instructions issued by the Board of Directors. Its tasks are laid down in the organizational and business regulations. It is also responsible for global strategy and stakeholder management.

In 2012, the Executive Management Board comprised seven members under the leadership of the CEO, Beat Spalinger. The other members were: CFO Thomas Dressendörfer; Frank Hemm, Head of Sales EMEA & LATAM; Andy Molnar, Head of Sales North America; Dr Sandro Matter, Head of the Prosthetics Business Unit; and Dr René Willi, Head of the Surgical Business Unit. Dr Alexander Ochsner joined Straumann in September as Head of Sales Asia/Pacific, taking over from Beat Spalinger, who filled the position ad interim from the beginning of the year.

On 4 January 2013, the Board of Directors announced that Beat Spalinger was leaving the company by mutual agreement. As is common practice in such positions, he relinquished his responsibilities immediately. At the same time, the Board announced the appointment of Marco Gadola as CEO, who will begin his new role on 1 March 2013.

Members


BEAT SPALINGER

Swiss (born 1958),
President & CEO until January 2013

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MARCO GADOLA

Swiss (born 1964),
President & CEO as of March 2013
 

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THOMAS DRESSENDÖRFER

German (born 1958),
Chief Financial Officer
 

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FRANK HEMM
 

Swiss (born 1970),
Executive Vice President Sales EMEA, LATAM

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ANDY MOLNAR
 

British (born 1962),
Executive Vice President Sales North America

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DR ALEXANDER OCHSNER
 

Swiss (born 1964),
Executive Vice President Sales Asia/Pacific

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DR SANDRO MATTER
 

Swiss (born 1964),
Executive Vice President
Business Unit Prosthetics

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DR RENE WILLI
 

Swiss (born 1967),
Executive Vice President Business Unit Surgical

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