Archroma announces Chief Financial Officer succession

19 August 2021

Archroma, a global leader in speciality chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has appointed Thomas Bucher as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 1, 2021, replacing Roland Waibel who will retire.

Thomas Bucher has a long career in Finance, having held CFO roles with leading industrial and services companies, as well as senior Finance roles in the chemical sector. He joins Archroma from Alpiq Holding AG, where he has been Group CFO and a Member of the Executive Management Board since 2015. Prior to Alpiq, Thomas Bucher was Group CFO at Gategroup for six years, where he supported the company’s listing and subsequent strategic repositioning, and before that he held a number of senior Finance roles at Ciba Specialty Chemicals for more than 12 years.

Chief Executive Officer Heike van de Kerkhof comments: "We are very happy to have Thomas Bucher join us, and add his financial expertise to support our agenda towards confirming Archroma as an undisputed leader in innovative and sustainable speciality chemicals, supported by solid and profitable growth.”

She adds: "I want to thank Roland Waibel for his many contributions since the beginning of Archroma in 2013. He has played an important role helping the company deliver on our growth whilst building a strong finance expert team and expertise at Archroma.”

"I am very excited to join Archroma and a team who has shown amazing agility and market relevance in the recent years,” adds Thomas Bucher, "transforming itself to operate ever more efficiently, profitably and sustainably.”

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