Ton Büchner CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee (1965, Dutch)

Prior to joining AkzoNobel, Ton Büchner was the President and CEO of Sulzer Corporation, a position he held since 2007.

Büchner is an engineer by training, having earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He also has a Masters of Business Administration from IMD in Lausanne and attended the Stanford Executive Program in Palo Alto, California in the US.

His early career was spent in the oil and gas construction industry, including positions at Allseas Engineering in Europe and AkerKvaerner in South East Asia, before joining Sulzer in 1994. Büchner worked in a range of Sulzer operations, including a period in China, until his appointment to the Executive Committee in 2001.