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

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, Chairman of the BoD since 2017
  • Schaffner Holding AG, Chairman of the BoD since 2017
  • 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 BoD since 2009
  • Gurit Holding AG, member of the BoD since 2006

Qualifications

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

Thomas Oetterli

Independent, external member since 2011

Swiss citizen, born 1969

Other activities / professional background

  • Schindler Group, Chief Executive Officer since 2016
  • Schindler Group, Head of China 2013 – 2016
  • Schindler Group, Head of Europe North & East 2010 – 2013
  • Schindler Group, member of the Executive Management Committee since 2010
  • Schindler Group, Head of Switzerland 2006 – 2009
  • Schindler Group since 1994

Qualification

  • Masters degree in economics, University of Zurich 1996

Nick Huber

Non-executive member as of April 2017

With SFS from 1995 to 2016 in various management positions with SFS unimarket AG and SFS services AG

Swiss citizen, born 1964

Other activities

  • COLTENE Holding AG, Chairman of the BoD since 2005
  • HUWA Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, Vice Chairman of the BoD since 1997
  • Gurit Holding AG, member of the BoD since 1995
  • IBM (Schweiz) AG, Account Manager 1990 – 1995

Qualifications

  • Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University 2013
  • SKU, Advanced Management Program, Switzerland 2003

Heinrich Spoerry

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1999

Independent, external member since 2016

Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2015

Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) 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 BoD since 2010
  • Bucher Industries AG, member of the BoD since 2006
  • Frutiger AG, Chairman of the BoD since 2016, member
    since 2008

Qualifications

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

Bettina Stadler

Non-executive member as of April 2017

Swiss citizen, born 1967

Other activities

  • POLYGENA AG, Head of HR and member of the Executive Board since 2016
  • PWB AG, Human resources manager since 2003, member of the Executive Board since 2008
  • Frauenhof Immobilien AG, member oft he BoD since 2016
  • Residenz Frauenhof AG, Chairman of the BoD since 2015, member of the BoD and Managing Director since 2007
  • WISTAMA Finanz- und Beteiligungs-AG, member of the BoD since 2011
  • Raiffeisenbank Oberes Rheintal, member of the BoD 2006 – 2011
  • Raiffeisenbank Lüchingen Altstätten, member of the BoD 2002 – 2006

Qualifications

  • Swiss Board School, IMP-HSG, University of St. Gallen 2015
  • Business Economist HF 1995

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 BoD since 2016
  • Zehnder Group AG, member of the BoD 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 BoD since 2014
  • Proderma AG, Chairman of the BoD since 2014
  • Kraftwerk Augst AG, member of the BoD since 2015
  • Immobilien AEW AG, member of the BoD since 2015
  • Resun AG, General Counsel und 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
  • Postgraduate 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

Nomination and Compensation Committee:

  • Urs Kaufmann
  • Heinrich Spoerry
  • Nick Huber