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Board of Directors

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

Further information about the board of directors

  • 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 Leu Bank 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, followed by Legal and Compliance Asset Management in Zurich (2007 to 2013). From 2000 to 2005, he was head of process and product management at Zuger Kantonalbank.

Educational background

  • Degree in law (LLB and LLD), University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Accredited lawyer and notary, Zug, Switzerland
  • Management studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Further studies in the fields of strategy, leadership and board of directors, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Further studies in the fields of strategy and familyrun- concern, HSG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Further studies in the field of finance, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Other activities and vested interests

  • Chairman of the board of directors, Credit Suisse Funds AG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of directors, MultiConcept (Luxembourg) S.A. (affiliate company Credit Suisse Funds AG), Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Member of the board of directors, Hans Oetiker Holding AG, Horgen, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the board of directors, Patria Genossenschaft, Basel, Switzerland
  • Vice President of the board of directors, Helvetia Holding AG and two subsidiaries, Basel/St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • Patricia Heidtman
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Patricia Heidtman

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

Patricia Heidtman

Patricia Heidtman (1973)
Dual Swiss-US citizen

  • Deputy Chairman since 2021
  • Member of the compensation committee since 2019
  • Member of the nomination committee since 2019
  • Member of the board of directors since 2019

 

Professional background
Patricia Heidtman is working for SIKA since her studies and is a member of the SIKA management team since 2017. She currently heads the research & development team for thermoplastic systems in Sarnen, Switzerland. Prior to this, Patricia Heidtman spent around 14 years in the USA, most recently as head of innovation management for products, processes and developments for the automotive industry.

 
Educational background

  • Master of Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Executive education, London Business School, Lucerne/Zurich, Switzerland
  • Executive education, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Dr. René Cotting
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Dr. René Cotting

Chairman of the ARCC

Dr. René Cotting

Dr. René Cotting (1970)
Swiss citizen

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

 

 

 

Professional background
Dr. René Cotting joined Smartenergy Invest AG, Wollerau, as Group CFO in May 2021. From 1995 to 2020, he worked for the ABB Group in various functions in Switzerland and abroad. 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. In the course of his professional activities, René Cotting gained experience in emerging markets, in particular in India, China and Poland.

 
Educational background

  • Degree in economics, social sciences and doctorate, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Further studies in the fields of strategy, finance, controlling and corporate management, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Further studies in the field of driving corporate performance, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
  • Further studies in the field of business marketing strategy, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  • Further studies in the field of Artificial Intelligence- Implications for Business Strategies, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  • Further studies in the field of venture capital, Wharton Business School, San Francisco, USA


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the foundation board committee and economic advisory board, Switzerland Innovation, Bern, Switzerland
  • Member of the foundation board, ABB Jürgen Dormann Foundation for Engineering Education, Baden, Switzerland
  • Member of the board, CCI Cotting Consulting AG, Tafers, Switzerland

  • David Dean
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David Dean

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

David Dean

David Dean (1959)
Swiss citizen

  • Representative for holders of registered A shares since 2020
  • Chairman of the compensation committee since 2019
  • Member of the board of directors since 2019

 

 

Professional background

David Dean currently works as a professional board member. He was CEO of the Bossard Group from 2005 to 2019. From 1998 to 2004, he 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. In the course of his professional activities, David Dean gained experience in emerging markets, in particular in India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea.

 
Educational background

  • Swiss certified management accountant/controller, AKAD Business, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Swiss certified public accountant, Expertsuisse, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Executive education. Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
  • Executive education, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of directors, Komax Holding AG, Dierikon, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of directors, Burckhardt Compression Holding AG, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of directors, Haag-Streit Holding AG, Köniz, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of directors, Brugg Group AG, Brugg, Switzerland
  • Member of the USA Chapter Board, Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Petra Maria Ehmann
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Member of the nomination committee
Member of the ARCC

Petra Maria Ehmann (1985)
German citizen

  • Member of the nomination committee since 2021
  • Member of the audit, risk & compliance committee since 20213
  • Member of the board of directors since 2021

 

 

Professional background
Petra Maria Ehmann has been working for Google since 2018 as global lead for product partnerships for the innovation technology Augmented Reality. From 2016 to 2018, she drove new business development for Google Advertising & Commerce in EMEA and prior to that for Google Maps und Google Finance for EMEA and APAC. From 2012, Petra Maria Ehmann worked as Head of Business Intelligence at the internet startup Kekanto in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to that she worked as a Senior Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney. From 2008 to 2009 she gained her first work experience at Bosch in steel supply in Toluca, Mexico, and at Hilti in lean warehouse logistics in Shanghai, China.

 
Educational background

  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Master of Science in management science and engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

 
Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board of trustees, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Member of the board, We Shape Tech, Zurich, Switzerland

 

  • Marcel Keller
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Member of the compensation committee
 

Marcel Keller (1968)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the compensation committee since 2021
  • Member of the board of directors since 2021

 

 

Professional background
Marcel Keller is a member of the executive board of Vorwerk International, Wollerau, since 2018 and responsible for digital transformation and Group IT as well as for the markets in North America and Asia with a focus on China. From 2001 to 2018, he held various management positions at Hewlett Packard, most recently as COO and VP Strategy, Planning and Operations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology Services in Palo Alto, USA.


Educational background

  • Business degree, KV Business School Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Other activities and vested interests

  • Member of the board, Vorwerk International Co & KmG, Wollerau, Switzerland
  • Member of the board of directors, Jafra International, Westlake, USA
  • Chairman of the board of directors, Vorwerk Household Appliances Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China
  • Chairman of the board of directors, Vorwerk Household Appliances Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China

  • Martin Kühn
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Martin Kühn

Member of the ARCC

Martin Kühn

Martin Kühn (1976)
Swiss citizen

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

 
Educational background

  • Business economist FH, University St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Swiss certified public accountant, Academy of Public Accountants, Zurich, Switzerland


Other activities and vested interests

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

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

Member of the nomination committee

Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel

Prof. Dr. Stefan Michel (1967)
Swiss citizen

  • Member of the nomination committee since 2015
  • Member of the board of directors since 2011

 

 

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, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Other activities and vested interests

  • Owner, Business School Press AG, Zug, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the foundation board, Swiss Association for Marketing GfM, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Member of the foundation board (school representative), IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland