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Board of Directors
  • Born 1956, Swiss citizen

    Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler is CEO of the Sonova Group since November 2011. Before joining Sonova, he was CEO of the technology group Ruag. From 2002 to 2009, as president & CEO, he headed the Dionex Corporation. The California-based company, active in the lifesciences industry, is listed on the US stock exchange Nasdaq. Prior to this he was operative from 1995 to 2002 in various positions in Switzerland and the US for the precision instruments manufacturer Mettler Toledo. Lukas Braunschweiler received a Master of Science in analytical chemistry (1982) and was awarded a PhD in physical chemistry (1985) from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Born 1980, Swiss citizen

    Vanessa Frey worked from 2004 to 2006 in the Corporate Finance team at Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm, Sweden, and subsequently as an asset manager in Hong Kong. Since 2007 she has been CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Corisol Holding AG and a member of the Board of Directors of Inficon Holding AG, Garaventa Lift and KWE Beteiligungen AG. She studied economics and law at the University of St. Gallen and holds a Master of Science degree in International Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
  • Born 1965, Canadian and Swiss citizen

    Dr Jacques Sanche has been CEO of Bucher Industries AG since April 2016, having previously been its designated CEO since 1 September 2015. He was CEO of Belimo Group from 2007 to 2015. From 2004 to 2007, he was CEO of the WMH Tool Group, Chicago, USA, and a member of the management board of WMH Walter Meier Holding AG, Stäfa. Between 1997 and 2004 he occupied various executive management posts within the WMH Walter Meier Group. From 1990 to 1997 he was an advisor at IMG, St. Gallen and the Boston Consulting Group, Munich. He holds a business management degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen.
  • Born 1960, Swiss citizen

    Beat Siegrist has been a member of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Mecano AG since 2003, member of the Board of Directors of Inficon Holding AG since 2010 and chairman of the Board of Directors of Garaventa Accessibility AG since 2013 . From 2008 to 2012, he was CEO of Satisloh and member of the Executive Committee of the French Group Essilor. Beat Siegrist worked in an executive function as CEO of Schweiter Technologies from 1996 until mid-2008. Prior to 1996 he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He holds a degree in engineering (dipl. Ing. ETH) and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.
  • Born 1966, German citizen

    Jan Jenish has been CEO of LafargeHolcim since July 2017, having previously held various management positions within the Sika Group, joining the company’s Group Management in 2004 and being its designated CEO from 2012 to July 2017. He studied in Switzerland and the USA and holds an MBA from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).