Global Advisory Panel

Chairman, Buhler Group; Chairman, Givaudan; Chairman, SGS, Zurich, Switzerland

Calvin Grieder has held various executive positions at Swiss and German companies active in the areas of control technology, automation, and system engineering. In these roles, he was primarily responsible for successfully establishing and expanding international business.

In 2001, Calvin Grieder moved from Swisscom to Buhler Group, where he acted as CEO for 15 years. In 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Buhler Group and appointed to the Board of Directors of Givaudan, becoming Chairman of the Board in 2017. In 2019 he was elected to the Board of Société General de Surveillance (SGS), becoming Chairman of the Board in 2020.

Other roles of his include Chairman of the Board of Directors of AWK Group, member of the Advisory Board of ETH, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, as well as Member of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse.

Calvin Grieder has a Master of Science from ETH Zurich and has completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard University. He is a citizen of Switzerland and was born 1955 in the USA.

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Holcim, Zurich, Switzerland

German national born in 1966, Jan Jenisch joined Holcim as Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2017. From 2012 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sika AG which develops and manufactures systems and products for the building materials and automotive sector. Under his leadership, Sika expanded into new markets and set new standards of performance in sales and profitability.

Jan Jenisch joined Sika in 1996 and went on to work in various management functions and countries. He was appointed to the Management Board in 2004 as Head of the Industry Division and he served as President Asia Pacific from 2007 to
2012.

Jan Jenisch has studied in Switzerland and the US and is a graduate of the University Fribourg, Switzerland with an MBA (lic. rer. pol.). He is a non-executive Director of the privately held Glas Troesch.