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Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Experienced Chairman: SMI, Public Sector, Private Sector 
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 21 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in chemicals, software and computer services, telecoms, engineering, private equity
  • Experience as a Governance Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Human Resources Committee member
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Current Positions

Calvin Grieder is currently the Chairman of Givaudan SA, Chairman of AWK Group and the Chairman of Société General de Surveillance (SGS SA). In addition, he is Chairman and Administrative President of the international engineering group Bühler AG. 

Industry Knowledge

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, where he had served as Head of the Mobile and Internet business to Bühler Group, where he acted as CEO for 15 years. In February 2014, he was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bühler Group and appointed to the Board of Directors of Givaudan, becoming Chairman of the Board in 2017. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Société General de Surveillance (SGS) since 2019 and was elected as Chairman in 2020. 

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