Mr. Bucher has lived and worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years and leverages his local insights, cross-cultural sensitivity as well as broad industry experience to work with multinational companies in the capital goods, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In the course of his career in China, he has successfully built market-leading brands in the ethical and consumer segments, built sales and marketing organizations from scratch, developed local leaders as well as undertook major strategic initiatives to position businesses for sustainable growth.
Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Bucher was with another leading search firm where he focused on the life sciences sector, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, as well as the industrial space, most notably in the capital goods sector.
Earlier, Mr. Bucher was general manager, Greater China for Centerpulse, a medical device company, and director of Roche Consumer Health in China before that. Earlier, Mr. Bucher managed business development and marketing at Ciba-Geigy in Beijing. He began his career in Greater China with Cosa Libermann, a multinational Swiss-based trading company in leading consumer products and capital goods.
Mr. Bucher holds a master's in business administration from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a master's degree in Chinese studies from the University of Zurich. He is fluent in Mandarin, English, German and French.