REINACH, Switzerland – Archroma recently announced that it has appointed Thomas Bucher as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective Oct. 1, 2021. Bucher is replacing Roland Waibel, who will retire.

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, Bucher was Group CFO at Gategroup for six years, where he supported the company’s listing and subsequent strategic repositioning. Before that, he held a number of senior finance roles at Ciba Specialty Chemicals over more than 12 years.

Chief Executive Officer Heike van de Kerkhof commented, “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 specialty chemicals, supported by solid and profitable growth.” She added, “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.”

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