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Sika Announces New CEO

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that Thomas Hasler, currently Head of Global Business and Industry, will succeed Paul Schuler as CEO.

The announcement came within the company annual earnings report, which was released in mid-February. The appointment is slated to take effect on May 1.

About Hasler

Hasler has worked for Sika for 32 years, and has been a member of group management since 2014. He began his career with Sika as a research chemist working in the area of adhesives for the Industry business. He then transferred to the United States in 2005 in order to head up Automotive North America.

Sika

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that Thomas Hasler, currently Head of Global Business and Industry, will succeed Paul Schuler as CEO.

In 2011, he was appointed global head of Automotive. In 2014, he became chief technology officer and was appointed as a member of group management. He has been Head of Global Business and Industry since 2018.

According to the company, Hasler has made a key contribution to the development and implementation of Sika’s growth strategy. Under his leadership, the “Innovation” growth pillar has been made “substantially more customer-focused and globally oriented. The early and consistent promotion of new solutions for sustainable mobility and the modular building concept are opening up significant additional growth potential for the company.”

Other personnel news in the report included:

  • Paul Schuler will be proposed for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting of April 20;
  • Frits van Dijk, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012, will not be standing for re-election; and
  • Esther Berrozpe Galindo, who had been recommended for appointment to the Board of Directors, has withdrawn her candidacy as she wishes to focus on a new CEO mandate.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Personnel; Personnel changes; Sika; Z-Continents

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