Thomas Schmidheiny is Chairman and Founder of his family office Spectrum Value Management Ltd. Spectrum manages the investments of the Schmidheiny family. After studying mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Dr. h.c. Schmidheiny began his career as a Technical Director with Cementos Apasco (1970-1971). In 1973 he joined “Holderbank” Financière Glaris Ltd (which became Holcim), where he served as Managing Director and Chairman (1978-2001) and Chairman of the Board (1984-2003). He has been a member of the Holcim Board of Directors until 2018.
In recognition of his many years of service to LafargeHolcim, the Board of Directors has decided to name Thomas Schmidheiny Honorary Chairman of the Group. He is a principal stockholder of LafargeHolcim.
Dr. h.c. Schmidheiny is also a board member and major shareholder of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. He received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Tufts University (USA) and holds an MBA from IMD. His particular interest is philanthropy: he engages in large donations and sponsoring to business schools, arts, education and start-ups through his foundations.