• David Dean
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CEO

David Dean (1959)
Swiss citizen

  • Group CEO since 2005


Professional background

From 1998 to 2004, David Dean served as CFO of Bossard Group and has been with Bossard since 1992. Between 1990 and 1992, he was corporate controller and a member of the executive committee of an international logistics group. From 1980 to 1990, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in various management functions in auditing and business consulting.
 

Educational background

  • Swiss certified accountant/controller
  • Swiss certified public accountant
  • Executive education at Harvard Business School in Boston and at IMD in Lausanne

Other activities and vested interests
  • Member of the board of directors of Komax Holding AG, Dierikon; Agta Record AG, Fehraltorf
  • Member of the Industry Executive Advisory Board and Executive MBA Supply Chain Management at the ETH in Zurich
  • Member of the USA Chapter Board at the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich

  • Stephan Zehnder
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CFO

Stephan Zehnder (1965)
Swiss citizen

  • Group CFO since 2005


Professional background

From 1996 to 1997, Stephan Zehnder was a controller in Bossard’s corporate finance unit. In 1998, he took over the function of corporate controller of Bossard Group, remaining in this position until the end of 2004. Prior to this, he was employed by various international companies in functions concerned with finance and controlling.

 

Educational background

  • MBA in Finance from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich and the University of Wales

 

Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of Sun Shares Trading & Consultancy Private Limited, New Delhi, India

  • Beat Grob
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CEO Central Europe

Beat Grob (1962)
Swiss citizen

  • CEO Central Europe since 2006


Professional background

Beat Grob joined Bossard in 1995 as a project manager in logistics; the following year, he became head of logistics for Bossard Group. From 2005 to 2016 he was managing director of Bossard Switzerland.

 
Educational background

  • Degree in law from the University of Zurich
  • Postgraduate MBA from the University of San Diego, USA


Other activities and vested interests

  • Chairman of the board of directors of Kolin Holding AG, Zug
  • Member of the board of directors of Aeschbach Holding AG, Zug
  • Member of the foundation board of Bossard Unternehmensstiftung, Zug

  • Dr. Daniel Bossard
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CEO North and Eastern Europe

Dr. Daniel Bossard (1970)
Swiss citizen

  • CEO Northern & Eastern Europe since 2009


Professional background

From 2006 to 2008, he served as sales & marketing manager of Bossard Group and was responsible for the reorientation of Bossard´s sales strategy as well as the development of international customer relations. From 2003 until 2006, he was CEO of Bossard Denmark. Dr. Daniel Bossard joined Bossard in 2000 as an e-business manager, after having worked as a consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

 
Educational background

  • Business administration degree from the University of St. Gallen, with postgraduate studies leading to a doctorate in technology management (Dr. oec. HSG)


Other activities and vested interests

  • Chairman of Bossard Unternehmensstiftung, Zug

 

  • Steen Hansen
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CEO America

Steen Hansen (1959)
Citizen of the USA

  • CEO America since 2008


Professional background

From 2006 to 2008, he served as the president of Bossard IIP, Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was responsible for the Group’s logistics between 2004 and 2006, having joined Bossard in 2001 as head of logistics for Bossard Denmark. Prior to joining Bossard, he filled various management positions, the last being supply chain manager at Nomeco Denmark, a leading wholesaler for pharmaceuticals.

 
Educational background

  • Bachelor degree in technology management and marine engineering at the Technical University of Denmark
  • MBA from the ETH in Zurich


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors of Kryton Engineered Metals, Cedar Falls, USA
  • Member of the board of directors of Hectronic USA Corp., Chesapeak, USA

  • Robert Ang
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CEO Asia

Robert Ang (1963)
Citizen of Singapore

  • CEO Asia since 2009


Professional background

From 2005 until 2009, Robert Ang was responsible for Bossard Greater China (China, Taiwan) and prior to that, the Southeast Asia region. From 1997 until 1999, he was CEO of Bossard Singapore. Robert Ang managed his own company from 1994 until it was acquired by Bossard in 1997. He spent the four years prior as a product manager for Conner Peripherals and Optics Storage Pte Ltd. in Singapore. Between 1986 and 1989 he worked as a buyer at Printronix AG.

 
Educational background

  • Executive MBA from the Thames Business School, Singapore
  • Diploma in mechanical engineering from Singapore Polytechnic
  • MBA from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore

  • Dr. Frank Hilgers
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CCO
CEO KVT-Fastening

Dr. Frank Hilgers (1966)
German citizen

  • Group CCO since 2015


Professional background

Since 2015, Dr. Frank Hilgers has been responsible for the group-wide management of branded products and high quality fastening solutions (Chief Category Officer, CCO). He has also headed the business units of KVT-Fastening since 2012. From 2009 to 2012, he was a member of the KVT-Koenig management team in charge of sales, product management and the fastening systems division. During his employment at Continental between 2007 and 2009, he was in charge of all national organizations of the spare parts business and key account management in the Commercial & Special Vehicle area. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Frank Hilgers headed Group Strategy and Business Development at Siemens VDO Automotive and was instrumental in the turnaround and sale of this Siemens segment. As senior manager for strategy, Dr. Frank Hilgers was in charge of major international projects at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) from 1997 until 2004, and was responsible for automotive suppliers and the shareholder value initiative in the German speaking countries.

 
Educational background

  • Degree in chemistry and doctorate from the University of Stuttgart
  • Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University (Accenture Program), Evanston, USA


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the advisory board of enersis Suisse AG, Bern

Other Activities and Vested Interests
The executive committee members do not perform any important activities outside the Bossard Group apart from the mandates. Furthermore, they do not have any other significant vested interests. Beat Grob and Dr. Daniel Bossard are members of the Bossard families, which have 100 percent control over Kolin Holding AG. Beat Grob is chairman of the board of directors and Dr. Daniel Bossard a member of the board of directors of Kolin Holding AG. Individual members of the executive committee carry out executive functions at Bossard Holding AG subsidiaries.

Management Contracts
There are no management contracts between the Group and companies or persons to whom management tasks have been delegated.

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