Juergen Tinggren

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bekaert, Belgium


Juergen Tinggren started his career in 1981 as Senior Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He joined Sika AG in 1985 to take on various managerial and executive functions of increasingly broader scope and responsibility.

In 1997, Juergen joined the Executive Committee of Schindler Holding AG, initially with responsibility for the European region, thereafter for the Asia-Pacific region, and later for Technology and Procurement. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Group Executive Committee of Schindler. Mr Tinggren stepped down as CEO of Schindler end of 2013 and continued to serve the company as a member of the Board of Directors (2014-2016). He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Open Text Corp. and of Johnson Controls, Inc. He was appointed independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bekaert on 8 May 2019.

Juergen Tinggren holds a joint MBA from Stockholm School of Economics and New York University Leonard N Stern School of Business. Throughout his career, he has worked and lived in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, USA, and China.


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