Grieder becomes chairman of Bühler board

by World Grain Staff
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UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — At the company’s general meeting on Feb. 10, Urs Bühler left the board of directors of Bühler and has been succeeded by Calvin Grieder, who continues to also act as chief executive officer. 

Urs Bühler and Hans J. Löliger left the board of directors, because they have reached the statutory age limit. 

Peter Quadri, a present member of the board, was appointed as the new vice-chairman. Moreover, Karin Bühler, as the first of Urs Bühler’s three daughters, joined the board of directors. 

The Bühler Group remains 100%-owned by the Bühler family. In a move to ensure targeted internationalization of the organization, the general meeting elected two new members to the board: Linda Yang, general manager at Bongrain SA (China) and Frank N.J. Braeken, chief investment officer at Amatheon Agri Holding (Dubai). 

Yang has had positions with various international organizations such as Nestlé and Procter & Gamble in China and has in-depth understanding of this market. Braeken, a Belgian citizen, worked for Unilever for 25 years, lastly in the position of chief executive president for Africa.