Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of SFS Group AG consists of six members including the Chairman and Lead Director. All of them are non-executive members.

Members of the Board of Directors

From left to right:

Karl Stadler

Non-executive member since 1993

With SFS 1967 – 1993 in various managing positions

Represents the Stadler/Tschan family shareholders

Swiss citizen, born 1946

Other activities

  • POLYGENA AG, majority shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1992
  • icotec ag, founder, majority shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2000
  • Suprem SA, co-founder, majority shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2006
  • Frauenhof Immobilien AG, Owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1986
  • WISTAMA Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1985

Qualifications

  • PhD in economics, University of St. Gallen 1976
  • Master’s degree in economics, University of St. Gallen 1970

Thomas Oetterli

Independent, external member since 2011

Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2014

Swiss citizen, born 1969

Other activities / professional background

  • Schindler Group, member of Executive Management Committee since 2010
  • Schindler Group, Chief Executive Officer since 1 April 2016
  • Schindler Group, Head of China since 2013 - 2016
  • Schindler Group, Head of Europe North & East 2010 – 2013
  • Schindler Group, Head of Switzerland 2006 – 2009
  • With Schindler Group since 1994 (various management positions)

Qualification

  • Master’s degree in economics, University of Zurich 1996

Heinrich Spoerry

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1999

Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 31 December 2015

Member of the Board of Directors of several SFS Group companies

With SFS from 1981 to 1986 and since 1998

Swiss citizen, born 1951

Other activities

  • Mikron Holding AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010
  • Bucher Industries AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2006
  • Frutiger AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2008

Qualifications

  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979
  • Master’s degree in economics, University of St. Gallen 1976

Ruedi Huber

Member since 1999

Non-executive member since 1 July 2014

With SFS from 1983 to 30 June 2014 in various management positions in Switzerland, the US and other locations

Represents the Huber family shareholders

Swiss citizen, born 1960

Other activities

  • HUWA Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1997
  • Locher Bewehrungen AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2013
  • Schlatter Industries AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2010
  • Fisba Optik AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2005
  • DGS Druckguss Systeme AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2003

Qualifications

  • SKU Advanced Management Program, Switzerland 2001
  • Matura Type C in mathematics and natural science 1980

Urs Kaufmann

Independent, external member since 2012

Lead Director since 2014

Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee since 2014

Swiss citizen, born 1962

Other activities / professional background

  • HUBER + SUHNER AG, delegate of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since 2002
  • University of St. Gallen, ITEM, Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2014
  • SWISSMEM, member of the Executive Committee since 2012
  • Technorama Winterthur, member of the Foundation Board since 2010
  • Müller Martini Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Gurit Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2006

Qualifications

  • Senior Executive Program IMD Lausanne 1995
  • Master's degree in engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich 1987

Jörg Walther

Independent, external member since 2014

Swiss citizen, born 1961

Other activities / professional background

  • Partner at Schärer Attorneys at law since 2010
  • HUBER + SUHNER AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2016
  • Zehnder Group AG, member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the audit committee since 2016
  • Sika AG, Chairman of the Special Expert Committee of SIKA AG since 2015
  • AEW Energie AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2014
  • Proderma AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2014
  • Kraftwerk Augst AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Immobilien AEW AG, member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Resun AG, General Counsel and Head Corporate Services, member of the Executive Committee 2010 – 2012
  • Novartis International AG, Global Head Legal M&A and Antitrust, member of the Group Legal Executive Committee 2001 – 2009
  • ABB Asea Brown Boveri AG, Group Vice President M&A 1999 – 2001
  • ABB Schweiz AG, Senior Legal Counsel 1995 – 1998
  • Danzas Management AG, Senior Legal Counsel and Head Legal Services 1991 – 1995

Qualifications

  • MBA, University of Chicago 1999
  • Post graduate certificate in European Economic Law, University of St. Gallen 1993
  • Admitted to the bar (Attorney at Law) 1990
  • MLaw, University of Zurich 1989

Honorary Chairman (outside the Board of Directors)

Hans Huber

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors until 1999
  • Pioneer / co-founder of the SFS Group
  • Swiss citizen, born 1927

Contact

SFS Group AG
Rosenbergsaustrasse 8
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
T +41 71 727 51 51

Corporate Governance

Audit committee:

  • Thomas Oetterli
  • Ruedi Huber
  • Jörg Walther

Nomination and Compensation Committee:

  • Heinrich Spoerry
  • Urs Kaufmann
  • Karl Stadler