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Board of Directors
- Born 1956, Swiss citizen
Dr Lukas Braunschweiler has been CEO of the Sonova Group since November 2011 (until 31 March 2018). Before joining the Sonova Group, he was CEO of the technology group RUAG Holding AG from 2009 to 2011. Between 2002 and 2009, he served as Chairman and CEO of the Dionex Corporation, a California-based life science company listed on the Nasdaq. Previously, from 1995 to 2002, he worked for Mettler Toledo in various positions in Switzerland and the USA. He studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he earned an MSc in analytical chemistry (1982) and a PhD in physical chemistry (1985). Lukas Braunschweiler is nominated as a new member of the Board of Directors to be elected at Sonova’s shareholders meeting in June 2018. He is also nominated as a new member of the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors to be elected at Tecan Group’s shareholder meeting in April 2018.
- Born 1980, Swiss citizen
Vanessa Frey has been CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Corisol Holding AG since 2007. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Inficon Holding AG, Garaventa Lift, KWE Beteiligungen AG and the Zur Rose Group AG. She 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. 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 Jenisch has been CEO of LafargeHolcim Group since 1 September 2017. From 1996, Jan Jenisch has held various management positions within the Sika Group, joining the company’s Group Management in 2004. He has been CEO of the Sika Group from 2012 to 2017. He studied in Switzerland and the USA and holds an MBA from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).