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Patrick Z’Brun (1962, CH)

On the board of directors since 2016, since 2021 chairman of the board

Education:  Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bern  

Professional background:  

    • 1991-1996: Managing Director Apparatebau Raron AG and A&R Medical Ltd.  
    • 1997-2005: Delegate of the board of directors Techron AG  
    • 2005-2007: Managing director Synthes Raron GmbH  
    • since 2008: Owner and executive chairman of the board of directors Domaines Chevaliers SA 

Dr. Carole Ackermann (1970, CH)

Member of the board of directors since 2018, vice chair since 2021

Education: Dr oec. University of St. Gallen (HSG)  

Professional background:  

    • 1999-2004: Director Saurer Group AG  
    • 2004-2007: Director Business Unit Medthin, Ionbond AG  
    • 2008-2016: CEO OphthaMetrics AG  
    • since 2007: CEO and co-founder DiamondScull AG 

Christoph Ott (1955, CH)

Member of the board of directors since 2009

Education: Studied at the Basel School of Design, architect and qualified interior designer, member of the SIA and VSI.  

Professional background:  

    • since 1983: owner of Christoph Ott AG Architecture and Interior Design  
    • since 1998: CEO of Swiss Concept AG visual communication, majority shareholder 

Brigitte Hauser-Süess (1954, CH)

Member of the board of directors since 2018

Education: Commercial secondary school/specialist teacher diploma  

Professional background:  

    • 1985-2000: subject teacher, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus and Institute St. Ursula Brig  
    • 2000-2004: Press spokesperson/head of information, Federal Office for Refugees  
    • 2005-2008: Head of information, Federal Office for Migration  
    • 2008-2010: Head of communications, Federal Department of Justice and Police  
    • 2010-2016: Head of communication, Federal Department of Finance  
    • 2016-2018: Personal advisor to the head of department, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications  
    • 2019-present: Personal advisor to the head of department,  Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport 

Paul-Marc Julen (1981, CH)

Member of the board of directors since 2021

Education: chef, ski instructor and qualified hotelier-restaurateur HF/SHL

Professional background:

    • 2013 Founder Tradition Julen Zermatt AG, shareholder and executive board
    • 2014 CEO and shareholder Hotel Alpenhof Zermatt
    • 2018 President of the Board of Zermatt Tourism Association
    • 2019 Member founding board cooperative ZERMATTERS
    • 2019 Member of the board of directors of VR Valais Wallis Promotion
    • 2020 Member of the board of directors of VR Matterhorn Group AG

Peter B. Arnold (1958, CH)

Member of the board of directors since 2021

Education: Lawyer and notary  

Professional background:  

    • From 2000: Membership of the self-regulatory organisation of the Swiss Bar and Notaries Association SRO SAV/SNV.  
    • Since 2010: Founding member and partner of the law partnership ARNOLD LEGAL AG, Zug and Zurich