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Board of Directors

Jean-Pierre Schmid

Chairman (1950, CH), Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009

Education

Law degree from the University of Lausanne, lawyer and notary

Professional career

  • Since 1977: Owner of a law and notarial firm in Sitten

Hans-Rudolf Mooser

Vice Chairman (1948, CH), Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009

Education

Economics degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a major in Business Administration

Professional career

  • CEO of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and BVZ Holding AG (2003 – 2012)
  • CEO of BVZ Holding AG (2001 – 2002)
  • Lonza AG, final position was Head of Human Resources for the Fine Chemicals division (1977 – 2001)

Patrick Z’Brun (1962, CH)

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016

Education

MSc in Business Economics from the University of Bern

Professional career

  • Product Manager, Synthes USA (1989-1990)
  • CEO, Apparatebau Raron AG and A&R Medical Ltd. (1991-1996)
  • Supervisory Board Delegate, Techron AG (1997-2005)
  • CEO, Synthes Raron GmbH (2005-2007)
  • Owner and executive chairman of the Supervisory Board, Vins des Chevaliers SA (since 2008)

Balthasar Meier (1947, CH)

Member of the Board of Directors since 1999

Education

Business school, banking apprenticeship

Professional career

  • Member of the Board of Directors of WMPartners Vermögensverwaltungs AG (since 2002)

Christoph Ott (1955, CH)

Member of the Board of Directors since 2009

Education

Studied at the Basel School of Design, architect and certified interior designer

Professional career 

  • CEO of the visual communication company Swissconcept AG, majority shareholder (since 1998)
  • Owner of Christoph Ott AG Architektur und Innenarchitektur (since 1983)

Dr. Carole Ackermann (1970, CH)

Member of the Board of Directors since 2018

Education

  • Studied Business Administration, lic. oec. HSG 
  • Doctorate in Economics, Dr. oec. HSG, Marketing

Professional career

  • Director of Corp. Communication & Marketing, Saurer Group, Winterthur (1999-2004) 
  • Director, Medthin Business Unit, Ionbond AG, Olten, CH (2004-2007)
  • Swiss Representative, Corp. Development, DOT GmbH, Rostock, D (2007-2008) 
  • CEO, Ophtametrics AG, Altendorf, CH (2008-2016)
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Diamondscull AG, Zug, CH (since 2007)

Brigitte Hauser-Süess (1954, CH)

Member of the Board of Directors since 2018

Education

  • Swiss Association of Office Management Teachers, specialist teacher training
  • Municipal Commercial College for Women (business studies secondary school), Lucerne, Certificate in Business Studies

Professional career

  • Head of Information, Federal Office for Refugees (2000-2004) 
  • Head of Information, Federal Office for Migration (2005-2008)
  • Head of Communication, Federal Department of Justice and Police (2008-2010) 
  • Head of Communication, Federal Department of Finance (2010-2016) 
  • Personal advisor to the DETEC departmental head, Doris Leuthard (since 2016)