Marco Gadola has a strong executive track record in a broad range of global businesses. He rejoined Straumann in 2013 as CEO, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Operations from 2006 to 2008, when he left to pursue a career development opportunity at Panalpina, a world leader in supply chain management. Having started as Panalpina’s Chief Financial Officer, he became Regional CEO Asia / Pacific in 2012, with overall responsibility for the regional business.
Prior to his first term at Straumann, he spent five years at Hero, the Swiss-based international food group, where he was also CFO and responsible for IT and operations. Previously, he spent nine years at the international construction tool manufacturer Hilti, where he held a number of senior commercial / sales and finance-related positions in various countries. Before that, he worked for Sandoz International Ltd, as Audit Manager, and for Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel, in Corporate Finance.
Mr Gadola graduated from Basel University in business administration and economics. He also completed various programs at the London School of Economics and at IMD in Lausanne.
Marco Gadola is Vice Chairman of the Board of Calida Group and heads its Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of MCH Group, Switzerland, and heads its Audit Committee, in addition to being a panel member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.