Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, formerly Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of 01.07.2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted the offer to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim.
Paul Schuler has been with Sika for 29 years and has been a member of the Group Management since 2007. He served as Regional Manager North America from 2007 to 2012 and as Regional Manager EMEA from 2013 until now. He has played a key role in developing and executing Sika’s successful growth strategy. His contributions to Sika’s success include high growth rates, significant improvements in efficiency and profitability as well as responsibility for major acquisitions.
He studied at the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich/Switzerland and the University of Washington/USA; he holds an MBA.
Jan Jenisch was with Sika for more than 20 years and was the CEO for the past five-and-a-half years. Under his leadership, Sika has seen significant profitable growth and an accelerated expansion into new markets, with a build-up of supply chains and new national subsidiaries.