Markus Hofer holds a PhD in process engineering. In 1999 he took over the BU Extrusion Systems, building the extrusion-based cereals and petfood business. In 2006 he headed the Grinding + Dispersion BU, active in chemicals, electronics and automotive industries. Since 2009 Markus Hofer is in charge of strategy & business development of Buhler's Advanced Materials business. The portfolio was substantially extended with the acquisition of Leybold Optics, a leading supplier of PVD equipment.
Markus is a member of the Global Healthcare Sector. He focuses on roles in the pharmaceutical, biotech, generics and consumer health industries. He is also the Head of the European Operations and Supply Chain Officers practice. He serves both national and international clients with assignments in general executive management as well as senior functional positions.