Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently regional manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as CEO as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch, who has accepted 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. Paul Schuler has played a key role in developing and executing Sika’s 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.
“I am delighted that the Board has appointed Paul Schuler as our new CEO. He has been a member of the Group Management for more than 10 years and has a highly successful track record in his leadership of two out of four Sika regions,” said Paul Hälg, chairman of the board. “His competent and energetic leadership style will ensure the continuation of Sika’s growth strategy. I look forward to working together with him and in achieving our strategic targets 2020.”
“I am excited about my new role and look forward to working with Sika’s global leadership team. I am committed to continuing our growth strategy, meeting our targets for 2020 and further developing Sika’s global business,” Schuler said.