The board of directors of Bossard Holding AG has seven non-executive members.

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  • Dr. Thomas Schmuckli-Grob
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Dr. Thomas Schmuckli

Chairman
Chairman of the nomination committee
Member of the audit, risk & compliance committee (ARCC)

Dr. Thomas Schmuckli

Dr. Thomas Schmuckli-Grob (1963)
Swiss citizen

  • Chairman of the board of directors since 2007
  • Chairman of the nomination committee since 2007
  • Member of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 2002
  • Member of the board of directors since 2000
  • Secretary to the board of directors from 1997 to 2000


Professional background

Dr. Thomas Schmuckli-Grob currently works as a professional board member. Between 1993 and 2013, he held various management positions in the General Counsel division of Credit Suisse Group, initially in the Bank Leu Group and then from 1998 with a break at Credit Suisse. From 2005 to 2007, he headed the legal department of Corporate & Institutional Clients at Credit Suisse in Zurich, afterwards he was Managing Director of the Legal and Compliance Asset Management division in Zurich (2007 to 2013). From 2000 to 2005, he was head of process and product management at Zuger Kantonalbank.

Educational background

  • Studied law (LLB and LLD) at the University of Fribourg
  • Accredited lawyer and notary in Zug
  • Management studies at the University of Zurich
  • Further studies at the IMD, Lausanne, at the HSG, St. Gallen, and at the University of Zurich

Other activities and vested interests
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Credit Suisse Funds AG, Zurich
  • Member of the board of directors of the MultiConcept (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg (a company of the Credit Suisse Group)
  • Member of the board of directors of the Hans Oetiker Holding AG, Horgen
  • Chairman of the board of directors of the Patria Genossenschaft, Basel
  • Member of the board of directors of Helvetia Holding AG, Basel/St. Gallen, and its subsidiaries Helvetia Swiss Life Insurance Company Ltd. and Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Chairman of the foundation board of Helvetia Patria Jeunesse, Basel

  • Anton Lauber
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Anton Lauber

Deputy Chairman
Member of the compensation committee
Member of the nomination committee

Anton Lauber

Anton Lauber (1951)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2006
  • Member of the compensation committee since 2018
  • Member of the nomination committee since 2018

 

 

Professional background
Anton Lauber works as a professional board member since 2012. From 2008 to 2011, he headed the Schurter AG, the Schurter Group´s Electronic Components division in Lucerne as a delegate of the board of directors of Schurter AG. From 1993 to 2008, he was CEO of Schurter AG and from 1996, he was the delegate of the board of directors of Schurter AG, where he worked as the head of production and technology between 1988 and 1992. Prior to that, he managed the Generator Plant of ABB Switzerland.


Educational background

  • Degree in mechanical engineering and various post-degree diplomas awarded by the University of St. Gallen, IMD in Lausanne and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of Fr. Sauter AG, Basel; CTC Analytics AG, Zwingen
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG, Brugg
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Voegtlin-Meyer AG, Brugg
  • Chairman of the board of directors of Thermalbad Zurzach AG, Bad Zurzach
  • Vice president of the board of directors of ThermalBaden AG, Baden
  • Chairman of the council of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Member of the foundation board of Förderstiftung Technopark Aargau, Brugg

  • Dr. René Cotting
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Dr. René Cotting

Chairman of the ARCC

Dr. René Cotting

Dr. René Cotting (1970)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2015
  • Chairman of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 2015

 

 

 

Professional background Dr. René Cotting has held various positions in Switzerland and abroad for the ABB Group since 1995. From 2013 until the end of May 2017, he was CFO of ABB Switzerland. On March 1, 2017, he was named Head of Operation, Innovation and R&D for the ABB Group and Chairman of ABB Technology Ventures.

 
Educational background

  • Degree in economics and social sciences and doctorate from the University of Fribourg
  • Further studies at the IMD, Lausanne
  • Further studies at the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
  • Further studies at Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  • Further studies at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA


Other activities and vested interests

  • Vice president of the board of directors of AVADIS Vorsorge AG, Zurich
  • Member of the board of directors of ABB Switzerland AG, Baden
  • Member of the foundation board of ABB Jürgen Dormann Foundation for Engineering Education, Baden
  • Member of the foundation and economic advisory board of Switzerland Innovation, Bern
  • Member of the board of CCI Cotting Consulting AG, Tafers

  • Martin Kühn
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Martin Kühn
Member of the ARCC
Martin Kühn

Martin Kühn (1976)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2018
  • Member of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 2018

 

 

 

Professional background
Since 2010 Martin Kühn is working for the KIBAG Group in Zurich, since 2014 as CFO and member of the executive committee. He is responsible for finance, ICT, human resources, real estate, KIBAG Marina and the technical services of the construction and building materials company. From 2002 to 2010, he had been employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG national and international as an auditor and M&A consultant for industrial clients. Prior to that, he worked two years for UBS in Zug.

 
Educational background

  • Business economist FH
  • Swiss certified public accountant


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of Kannewischer Ingenieurbüro AG, Cham; Runwaysafe AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Member of the foundation board of the pension fund of KIBAG Group, Zurich
  • Member of the foundation board of the employee foundation of KIBAG Group, Zurich
  • Member of the audit commission of the Bürgergemeinde Zug

  • Daniel Lippuner
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Daniel Lippuner

Member of the ARCC

Daniel Lippuner

Daniel Lippuner (1969)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2015
  • Member of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 2015

 

 

 

Professional background
Daniel Lippuner is Chief Operating Officer of the Meyer Burger Group in Thun, Switzerland since 2017. From 2013 to 2015, he headed the Saurer Group in Shanghai, China, and Wattwil, Switzerland, as Group Chief Executive Officer. He took over this position after posts in finance, sales and marketing as well as in general management with OC Oerlikon, Hilti AG and Autoneum (formerly Rieter Automotive).

 
Educational background

  • Degree in business administration from the St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of Amsler Tex AG, Aesch ZH
  • Member of the board of directors of 3S Solar Plus AG, Gwatt
  • Owner of Lippuner Consulting GmbH, Wollerau

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel

Chairman of the compensation committee
Member of the nomination committee
Representative for holders of registered A shares

Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel

Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel (1967)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2011
  • Representative for holders of registered A shares since 2014
  • Chairman of the compensation committee since 2015
  • Member of the nomination committee since 2015
 
 

Professional background
Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel is a professor for marketing and service management and director of the executive MBA at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland since 2008. Between 2003 and 2008, he was as a professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA. Prior to this, he taught as a professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, managed a family-run hotel and worked at Bank Leu in Zurich.

 
Educational background

  • Degree in economics and doctorate in marketing at the University of Zurich


Other activities and vested interests

  • Owner of Dr. Stefan Michel & Partner GmbH, Zug
  • Owner of Business School Press AG, Zug
  • Chairman of the foundation board of the Swiss Association for Marketing GfM, Zurich
  • Member of the foundation board of the IMD, Lausanne (school representative)

  • Maria Teresa Vacalli
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Maria Teresa Vacalli

Member of the compensation committee
Member of the nomination committee

Maria Teresa Vacalli

Maria Teresa Vacalli (1971)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the board of directors since 2013
  • Member of the compensation committee since 2015
  • Member of the nomination committee since 2015

 

 

Professional background
Maria Teresa Vacalli is since October 2018 CDO (Chief Digital Officer) as member of the management board of Basler Kantonalbank in Basel. From 2016 until 2018, she was CEO of Moneyhouse in Rotkreuz. Between 2008 and 2016, she has directed the wholesale unit at Sunrise Communications AG, Zurich, and was appointed executive director in 2014. Between 2002 and 2008, she worked in various executive positions at UPC Schweiz GmbH (formerly upc cablecom GmbH), Zurich. Before that, she had been employed in managerial posts in different companies.

 
Educational background

  • Graduate in plant and production engineering at the ETH Zurich

 
Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of WWZ Telekom Holding AG, Zug

 

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