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Ludwig Cancer Research is a community of the world's leading scientists, all pursuing innovative ways to prevent and control cancer. The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has an expansive research presence through its branches and collaborative laboratories around the world. In addition, the Ludwig Centers are scientific partners operating independently at six elite U.S. institutions. Learn more.

Chief Financial Officer, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Thomas
Baenninger
Chief Financial Officer
 

I joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in September 2017 as Deputy CFO and assumed CFO responsibilities as of February 2018. I have two decades of experience managing the financial operations of major corporations and joined Ludwig from the publicly traded Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing firm Sulzer Ltd. As post-merger integration manager at Sulzer, I led the integration of GEKA into Sulzer’s business after its acquisition in 2016. Prior to that, I served for a dozen years as CFO of the global Chemtech division of Sulzer, leading a team of 20 professionals responsible for the division’s financial administration and reporting. Before joining Sulzer, I served for six years as the CFO and Chief Information Officer of Bucher Automotive, a division of the Swiss equipment and machine manufacturer Bucher Industries. A native of Switzerland, I obtained my degree in business administration from the University of Applied Science in Zurich.