29.04.2014 – 17:35
Group Executive BKW Inc.
Ronald Trächsel named new CFO
The BKW Board of Directors has appointed Ronald Trächsel the new Chief Financial Officer CFO and member of the Group Executive with effect from 1 August 2014. As Head of Finance and Services, he will take over from Beat Grossenbacher, who is moving to SRG SSR.
Until the end of February 2014, Ronald Trächsel was CFO of the globally active Sika Group, a specialty chemicals company operating in 84 countries with over 16,000 staff and annual revenue of more than CHF 5 billion. He was Finance Director at Sika from 2008 and played a key role in the company's success. Prior to that he spent eight years as CEO and CFO of another global firm, Vitra, a leading furniture manufacturer headquartered in Birsfelden. From 1995 to 1999 Ronald Trächsel was CFO of Ringier International. Ronald Trächsel holds a degree in political science (lic. rer. pol.) from the University of Bern. He is 54 years old, married and has three children.
BKW is delighted to have gained an experienced and successful CFO in Ronald Trächsel to further strengthen its Group Executive and to help shape implementation of the Group strategy.
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