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Jürg Witmer

Director at Syngenta

Jürg Witmer joined Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel in 1978 and subsequently held a number of positions including Legal Counsel, Assistant to the CEO, General Manager and China Project Manager of Roche Far East based in Hong Kong, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Roche headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and General Manager of Roche Austria. From 1999 to 2005, he acted as Chief Executive Officer and from 2005 to 2017 as Chairman of the Givaudan Group in Vernier/Geneva. From 2008 to 2012, he was also Chairman of Clariant AG, Basel. Apart from his functions in Syngenta, Jürg Witmer currently holds the following board memberships: -Non-listed companies: Non-executive Director of A. Menarini IFR Florence Italy, and Chairman of Montcaud Holding SA, Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Zurich, as well as a Degree in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of the University of Geneva.

Roles

  • Director

    Current role

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