Stephen Haller is Partner at Capitalmind, spearheading our Chemicals & Plastics sector, with a strong focus on the CASE segment (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers).
Stephen has 30+ years of experience in the chemical industry in international executive roles in Europe, the USA, and Australasia. He has a strong track record in managing growth, international expansion, M&A, and turnarounds with family businesses as well as with public and private equity portfolio companies.
Stephen started his career with ABB followed by strategic, commercial, financial and Senior Management roles with Ciba-Geigy, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Vantico in additives, plastics, and composites. As a member of the executive board of Von Roll Isola, he had oversight over the chemicals, materials, wires, and composites market. As a member of the executive board of the family-owned, US-based SI Group Inc. he had responsibility for the Corporate Strategy and has led several M&A transactions to drive growth and portfolio transformation. He also served as director on several boards of chemical companies and utilities.
Stephen is fluent in German and English and has a professional proficiency of French.
He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management), he holds a degree in Corporate Finance from the Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zurich and graduated from the Global CEO Program of IESE/Wharton/CEIBS.