Anton Bleikolm

Owner and Chairman of AFB Engineering & Services, Ecublens/Switzerland Chairman of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Zurich/Switzerland (holding company of Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd)

Anton Bleikolm is an Austrian/Swiss national, who holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and has more than 30 years of international experience in the field of synthetic polymers, paints and security printing inks.

From 1973 to 1976 Anton Bleikolm was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the Technical University in Graz, Austria. In 1976 he joined Hoechst Ltd, Graz, as a Research Chemist.

Anton Bleikolm started his career at SICPA in 1980 in research, held the position of Technical Director from 1991 to 2000 and served as Managing Director of SICPA S.A. from 2000 – 2010. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Head Security Ink Division of SICPA Group. From 2012 to 2014 he held the position of Strategic Advisor to the CEO and Chairman, when he retired after 35 years with SICPA.

In 2014, Anton Bleikolm was elected to the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd and appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2017.