After several years leading the TÜV SÜD activities in Basel, Dr. Jean-Michel Dien decided to leave the company for new challenges. We wish him great success in his endeavors. Dr. Sven Wagner succeeded Dr. Dien in October as Chief Operating Officer for TÜV SÜD Switzerland.
Dr. Sven Wagner is a graduate chemist and has a doctorate in the field of chemical engineering. For more than 23 years Dr. Wagner holds scientific and managerial positions in the field of process safety. During his international carrier at well-known institutions and companies in Europe and the USA, he gained deep knowledge, expertise and experience in the field. He served as Senior Scientific Officer at the UK Health and Safety Executive from 1995 to 1996. Subsequently from 1997 to 2000, he served as Supervisor for the newly founded process safety laboratory with H. Lundbeck A/S in Denmark. From 2000 to 2012 he worked for AstraZeneca in Sweden where he was Associate Director Process Engineering and Associate Principal Scientist for Process Safety. Then from 2012 to 2015, Dr. Wagner was employed as Process Safety Expert at Swissi Process Safety GmbH in Basel Switzerland. Between 2015 and 2018 he worked with the BASF Corp. in the USA where he lead the Safety Engineering group North America. Dr. Wagner currently holds the position as Chief Operating Officer and Process Safety Expert at TÜV SÜD Switzerland.
His main expertise
Dr. Wagner’s main interest is the assessment and control of chemical reaction hazards of new and mature processes or products and the design of the associated calorimetric measurements. Additionally, he is interested in the design, evaluation and verification of over-protection systems as well as the assessment and control of fire and explosion hazards.