Annual Report 2014

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Andreas Koopmann

Chairman of the Board

Andreas Koopmann

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

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various functions in Swiss industrial companies (1979 – 1982); Vice President of Engineering and Production, Bobst Group, Roseland, USA (1982 – 1989); various senior positions in the Bobst Group in Lausanne (1989 – 1995), as CEO (1995 – 2009); Chairman of Alstom (Switzerland) AG (2010 – 2012) 

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé AG, Board member of Credit Suisse Group AG (both Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions // Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of CSD Ingenieure AG; Member of the Board of Economiesuisse (both Switzerland)

Gerold Bührer

Vice Chairman of the Board

Gerold Bührer

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

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at the Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) (1973 – 1990), ultimatelyas a member of the executive management of the bank’s investment company; member of the Executive Committee of Georg Fischer Ltd (1991 – 2000); member of the Swiss Parliament (1991 – 2007); President of Economiesuisse (2007 – 2012)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life (Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions // Board member of Cellere AG and of Meier + Cie AG (both Switzerland); Member of the European Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan

Roman Boutellier

Member of the Board of Directors

Roman Boutellier

1950 (Switzerland)

Dr. sc. math. ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Board member since 1999

 

Committees // Member of the Nomination Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Kern AG (1981 – 1987); member of the executive management of Leica AG (1987 – 1993); Professor at the University of St Gallen (1993 – 1998); CEO and Delegate to the Board of Directors of SIG Holding AG (1999 – 2004); Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at the ETH in Zurich (since 2004) and Member of the Executive Board of the ETH Zurich (since 2008)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // –

Further professional activities and functions // Board member of Ammann Group Holding AG, of Appenzell Cantonal Bank, and of Rychiger AG Steffisburg; Member of the Board of Trustees of Vontobel Foundation (all Switzerland)

Ulrich Graf

Member of the Board of Directors

Ulrich Graf

1945 (Switzerland)
 

Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Board member since 1998
 

Committees // Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at the Kaba Group (1976 – 2006), ultimately as President and CEO and Delegate to the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG (1990 – 2006)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG and Dätwyler Holding AG (both Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions // Chairman of the Board of Directors of Griesser Holding AG and of Pema Holding AG; Chairman of the Rega Foundation (Swiss Air Rescue Service) and Board member of Feller AG (all Switzerland); Member of the Supervisory Board of Dekra e.V. (Germany)  

Rudolf Huber

Member of the Board of Directors

1955 (Switzerland)
 

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

Board member since 2006
 

Committees // Chairman of the Audit Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions in the financial sector of industrial firms in Switzerland (1985 – 1992); CFO of Geberit AG (1992 – 2004); business consultant (since 2005); part-time lecturer at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Lucerne and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // Chairman of the Board of Directors of Looser Holding AG; Board member of Swiss Prime Site AG and of Repower AG (all Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions // Board member of Hoerbiger Holding AG, Wicor Holding AG (both Switzerland); President of the CFO Forum Switzerland

Roger Michaelis

Member of the Board of Directors

Roger Michaelis

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 // -

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at Osram Group since 1988, ultimately as CEO at Osram Brazil and Head of Human Resources in Latin America (until April 2012); before CFO at Osram subsidiaries in India and Brazil; partner and director of Verocap  Consulting, São Paulo since 2012 (Brazil)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // -

Further professional activities and functions // Managing Director and owner of Verocap; Managing Director of SAMAB Cia. Industria e Comercio de papel S. A. São Paulo; Board member of Ocrim Alimentos Ltd. São Paulo and Bentonit Uniao Ltd. São Paulo (all Brazil)

Jasmin Staiblin

Member of the Board of Directors

Jasmin Staiblin

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 Nomination Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at ABB, including in Switzerland, Sweden and Australia (1997 – 2006); Country Manager of ABB Switzerland (2006 – 2012); CEO of Alpiq Holding AG (since 2013)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // Board member of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc (United Kingdom)

Further professional activities and functions // Member of the ETH Board; Member of the Board of Economiesuisse; Vice President Swisselectric (all Switzerland)

Huber Achermann

Member of the Board of Directors

Huber Achermann

 

1951 (Switzerland)Dr. iur, attorney, graduated in law at the University of Bern (Switzerland)

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

 

Board member since 2014

 

Committees // Member of the Audit Committee

Corporate Governance //Independent member

Professional background, career //1982 – 1987 Legal advisor at FIDES Treuhandgesellschaft in Zurich; from 1987 to 1994 he headed the company‘s Lucerne office. In 1992 he was made a partner and vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the newly created KPMG Schweiz, and in 1994 joined the four-person executive board, where he was responsible for tax and law; from 2004 to September 2012 he was CEO of KPMG Schweiz and performed several key roles for KPMG international, especially as first Lead Director on the KPMG Global Board as of 2009

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations //Member of the Board of Directors of Implenia AG (Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions //President of the Board of Trustees of “LUCERNE FESTIVAL”, of “Friends of LUCERNE FESTIVAL”, and of Stiftung Salle Modulable (all Switzerland); Member of the Board of Trustees of Kühne Stiftung (Switzerland), and of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Isabelle Welton

Member of the Board of Directors

1963 (Switzerland)
 

Graduated in law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Board member since 2012
 

Committees // Member of the Compensation Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at Citibank in USA and Japan; External Communications Manager Zurich Financial Services (1996 – 2001); Head Corporate Communication EFG Private Bank (2001 – 2003); various positions at IBM Switzerland, ultimately as General Manager IBM Switzerland (2003 – 2012); Chief Marketing Officer at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (as of 2013); Chief of Staff (as of September 2013) and Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (since July 2014)

Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // Board member of the Limited Company for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)

Further professional activities and functions // Member of the Regional Economic Advisory Council of the Swiss National Bank; Member of the Board of Trustees of “LUCERNE FESTIVAL” (both Switzerland)   

Zhiqiang Zhang

Member of the Board of Directors

Zhiqiang Zhang

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 Compensation Committee

Corporate Governance // Independent member

Professional background, career // Various positions at Siemens (1987 – 2007), including President of Siemens VDO Automotive China  (1999 – 2005); President of Nokia Siemens Networks Greater China Region (2005 – 2012); since 2012 President of Greater China Region and member of extended Group Executive Management of Sandvik AB and Head of Emerging Markets

 Other activities of governing bodies in listed corporations // -

Further professional activities and functions // -