Board of directors

Jürg Oleas (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Profession: Mechanical engineer ETH; Place of residence: Eich, LU; member of the Board of Directors since 2020; Born: 1957; Training/degree: Mechanical engineer ETH with additional specialisation in law; Professional background: 1982 to 1998 employed in various roles at the ABB Group; 1999 to 2001 CEO at Alstom Power Switzerland; 2001 to 2019 employed in various roles at the GEA Group, from 2004 as its CEO; Professional activity: Since 2019 self-employed entrepreneur with consulting activities; Other activities: Since 2011 Member of the Board of Directors of RUAG Holding AG, Bern; since 2016 Member of the Board of Directors of Lafarge Holcim Ltd, Jona.

Markus Bühlmann

Profession: Master farmer; Place of residence: Rothenburg, LU; member of the Board of Directors since 2019; Born: 1962; Training/degree: Master farmer with advanced specialist qualification; Professional background: Federal VET diploma in agriculture; advanced specialist master farmer qualification; Professional activity: Farmer and owner of an agricultural business with milk production and pig breeding in Rothenburg; Other activities: Since 2014, member of the pilot project REDES BLW; since 2015, delegate of the Swiss Farmers’ Union (SFU); since 2015 member of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Regional Committee (Zentralschweizer Milchproduzenten ZMP); since 2015 member of the Executive Board of Central Switzerland Milk Producers (ZMP); since 2018 member of the Board of Directors of ZMP Invest AG and Vice Chair of ZMP.

Andreas Herzog

Profession: Business economist HWV; Place of residence: Laax, GR; member of the Board of Directors since 2020; Born: 1957; Training/degree: Various postgraduate courses in marketing and financial management at business schools in France, Canada and the USA after graduating in business economics; Professional background: 1984 to 1990 employed in various roles at Ciba-Geigy, Basel, Mexico City, Abidjan; 1990 to 1995 employed in various roles at SWATCH, Biel, Bad Soden/Fkft a.M.; 1996 to 2001 Vice President Finance at Daniel Swarovski Corporation, Feldmeilen; 2001 to 2002 CFO at Eichhof Holding AG, Lucerne; 2002 to 2019 CFO of the Buhler Group, Uzwil; Professional activity: Self-employed since October 2019, including as European partner of RIFF Ventures; Other activities: Member of the Advisory Board of CEIBS International Business School Switzerland, Horgen; since 2017 Vice Chair of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce; since 2018 Member of the Board of Directors of SeedCapital Invest AG, Sempach; since 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Systemcredit AG, Schlieren; since 2019 Member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology AG Thun.

Jean-Philippe Rochat

Profession: Lawyer; Place of residence: Lausanne, VD; member of the Board of Directors since 2020; Born: 1957; Training/degree: lic. iur., admitted to the bar of the canton of Vaud; Professional background: Studies in law at the University of Lausanne; Professional activity: Since 1988 Partner at Kellerhals Carrard; Other activities: Various foundation board and board of directors mandates (e.g. Board of Directors of Investissement Foncier SA-La-Foncière, Lausanne; Board of Directors of Vaudoise Assurances Holding AS, Lausanne; Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding SA, Saint-Prex).

Ralph Siegl

Profession: lic. rer. publ. HSG, M.Sc. (Econ.); Place of residence: Wolfhausen, ZH; member of the Board of Directors since 2020; Born: 1966; Training/ degree: Licentiate in Political Science/International Relations at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Master Degree in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Professional background: 1995 to 2006 worked for Nestlé Suisse SA, Vevey and Nestlé Australia Ltd, Sydney, ultimately as Vice President Exports; 2006 to 2016 CEO of Confiseur Läderach AG, Ennenda; 2016 to 2018 Managing Director, Group Management & Operations, Läderach Group, Ennenda; Professional activity: Since 2018 independent management consultant and Managing Partner of Experts for Leaders AG, Zurich; Other activities: Since 2010 member of the Board of Directors of Gübelin Holding AG, Lucerne; since 2013 member of the Board of Directors (Chairman 2016 to 2020) of Bank Linth LLB AG, Uznach; since 2019 Delegate of the Board of Directors of Ylex AG, Aarau; since 2020 member of the Board of Directors of Assepro Group, Pfäffikon SZ; since 2021 member of the Board of Directors of W. Kündig & Cie. AG, Zurich.

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