Sika is a world leader in the specialty chemicals industry, focusing on the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021.
stars Alumnus Philippe JOST, Head of Construction and Member of the Group Management at Sika, will be talking about SIKA’s strategy, the secret of the successful integration of small and big acquisitions, about the corporate culture and decentralised decision-making, about digitalization and the net-zero-strategy of the company.
- 11.30: Welcome Drinks
- 12.00: Welcome Addresses by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars and stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter President and stars Foundation Board Member Markus HERRMANN, Managing Director at China Macro Group (CMG); Strategic Advisor Europe, Caixin Global; Board Member, Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Zurich
- 12.15: SIKA: Managing a World Leader in Times of Geopolitical and Technological Disruptions
Presentation and Q&A with Philippe JOST, Head Construction; Member of the Group Management; stars alumnus, Sika, Zurich
- 13.15: Flying Lunch, networking
- 14.00: End of chapter meeting
Location: Sika, Tueffenwies 16, 8048 Zurich
Please register here until 5 October 2022.
Philippe JOST is the Head Construction and Member of the Group Management at Sika.
He began his career at Sika in 1997. Philippe held various management positions at the Swiss and US national subsidiaries, before joining the Corporate organization in 2007, where he assumed the role of Corporate Target Market Manager Concrete, among others. In this function, he drove forward the growth and profitability of Target Market Concrete, and was responsible for the successful integration of acquisitions in the concrete area. In 2014 Philippe was appointed Corporate Head Human Resources. In addition to bringing the HR organization closer to the business needs of Sika, he has been involved in Sika’s digital initiatives, and is currently leading the preparation of the integration of Parex. Philippe is a qualified civil engineer (ETH Zurich) and holds an MBA (London Business School). He is a Luxembourg national and is married with two children.