Board of Directors

The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors of Georg Fischer AG are defined by the Swiss Code of Obligations, the Articles of Association and the Corporation's organizational and company regulations. In accordance with the new statutory provisions which came into force on 1 January 2014, the term of office of a member of the Board of Directors lasts until the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting has been concluded and is thus limited to one year. As at 23 March 2016, the Board of Directors was composed of nine members.

Board Members

Andreas Koopmann

Andreas Koopmann

Chairman of the Board
1951 (Switzerland)

Dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH Zurich (Switzerland),
MBA from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland)

Board Member since 2010,
Chairman of the Board since 2012


Committees //  Chairman of the Nomination Committee

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Gerold Bührer

Gerold Bührer

Vice Chairman of the Board
1948 (Switzerland)

lic. oec. publ. University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Board Member since 2001,
Vice Chairman of the Board since 2012

Committees //  
Member of the Audit Committee

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Hubert Achermann

Hubert Achermann

Member of the Board of Directors
1951 (Switzerland)

Dr. iur, attorney, graduated in law at the University of Bern (Switzerland)

Board Member since 2014

Committees //  Chairman of the Audit Committee

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Roman Boutellier

Roman Boutellier

Member of the Board of Directors
1950 (Switzerland)

Dr. sc. math. ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Board Member since 1999

Committees //  Member of the Nomination Committee

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Riet Cadonau

Riet Cadonau

Member of the Board of Directors
1961 (Switzerland)

BA of Arts in Business and Economics, University of Basel (1985), MA of Arts in Economics and Business Administration, University of Zurich (1988) (both Switzerland) and INSEAD Advanced Management Program AMP (2007) (France)

Board Member since 2016

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Roger Michaelis

Roger Michaelis

Member of the Board of Directors
1959 (Brazil and Germany)

Studied business administration at the University of São Paulo, post-graduate degree in management and strategy at Krupp Foundation, Munich (Germany), and Babson College (USA)

Board Member since 2012

Committees //  Member of the Audit Committee

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Eveline Saupper

Eveline Saupper

Member of the Board of Directors
1958 (Switzerland)
    
Dr. iur, attorney and certified tax expert, graduated in law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Board Member since 2015

Committees // Chairman of the Compensation Committee

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Jasmin Staiblin

Jasmin Staiblin

Member of the Board of Directors
1970 (Germany)
    
Double degree in electrical engineering and physics from the Technical University, Karlsruhe (Germany), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

Board Member since 2011

Committees //  Member of the Compensation Committee

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Zhiqiang Zhang

Zhiqiang Zhang

Member of the Board of Directors
1961 (China)

Bachelor of Sciences from Northern Jiatong University, Beijing (China); MBA from Queen’s University, Kingston (Canada)

Board Member since 2005

Committees //  Member of the Nomination Committee

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Name

Born in

Position

Andreas Koopmann

1951

Chairman
President Nomination Committee

Gerold Bührer

1948

Vice Chairman
Member Audit Committee

Hubert Achermann 1951 Chairman Audit Committee

Roman Boutellier

1950

Member Nomination Committee

Riet Cadonau

1961

Member Board of Directors

Roger Michaelis 1959 Member Audit Committee
Eveline Saupper   1958 Chairman Compensation Committee

Jasmin Staiblin

1970

Member Compensation Committee

Zhiqiang Zhang

1961

Member Nomination Committee

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