Board of Directors

Dr Eduard Rikli (b. 1951)

Swiss citizen, Dr. sc. techn., dipl. Masch.-lng. ETH

Member of the Board since 2010

Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Board Committee and the Compensation Committee




  • Head of Sulzer Turbo Product Division (1990–95)
  • Member of the Sulzer Executive Committee (1996–2003)
  • Head of Corporate Development, Sulzer Group (1996–98)
  • Head of Sulzer Roteq Division (1998–2000)
  • Head of Sulzer Services and Equipment Division (2000–01)
  • Head of Sulzer Metco Division (2001–03)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Mikron Group (2004–09)


  • Self-employed


Material ACTIVITIES AND indication of interest

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brütsch/Rüegger Holding AG
  • Member of the boards of directors of Delta JS AG, Hatebur Umformmaschinen AG, Mikron Holding AG, Nova Werke AG, and Bioengineering AG
  • Member of the boards of trustees of the Technopark Foundation, Zurich, the Technorama Foundation, Winterthur, and other foundations
  • Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board of the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member of the Executive Board of Swissmem Zurich