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Board of Directors


From left to right: Daniel Bossard, Lars van der Haegen, Heinz Baumgartner, Beat Siegrist (VRP), Vanessa Frey, Jacques Sanche, Stephan Widrig


 
Beat Siegrist
Non-executive chairman
since 2011

Born 1960, Swiss citizen

Beat Siegrist has been member of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Mecano AG since 2003, and member of the Board of Directors of Inficon Holding AG since 2010. From 2013 to 2018, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Garaventa Accessibility AG. 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. Beat Siegrist holds a degree in engineering (dipl. Ing. ETH) and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.
 Heinz Baumgartner
Non-executive member
since 2020

Born 1963, Swiss citizen

Dr Heinz O. Baumgartner has been CEO of Schweiter Technologies since 2008. From 1996 to 2013 he was CFO of Schweiter Technologies. From 1992 to 1995 he worked as a controller at Asea Brown Boveri Switzerland. Heinz O. Baumgartner holds a degree in business management (specializing in accountancy) and a doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of United Grinding Group since 2018, and he was a member of the Board of Directors of Zur Rose Group AG from 2017 to 2019. Heinz O. Baumgartner also has been an executive member of the Board of Directors of Schweiter Technologies AG since April 2020. In April 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Bystronic AG (former Conzzeta AG).

 
Daniel Bossard
Non-executive member
since 2021

Born 1970, Swiss citizen

Dr Daniel Bossard has been CEO of the Bossard Group since 2019, having been CEO Northern and Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2018. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Sales & Marketing Manager of Bossard Group and was responsible for the realignment of Bossard’s sales strategy as well as the development of international customer relations. From 2003 to 2006 he was CEO of Bossard Denmark. Daniel Bossard joined Bossard in 2000 as an E-Business Manager, after having worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting (today Accenture). Daniel Bossard holds a degree in business administration and a subsequent doctorate in technology management from the University of St. Gallen.
 Vanessa Frey
Non-executive member
since 2014

Born 1980, Swiss citizen

Vanessa Frey has been CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Corisol Holding AG since 2007. She is member of the Boards of Directors of Tata 1mg Technologies Private Limited (since 2021), Inficon Holding AG (since 2012), KWE Beteiligungen AG (since 2008) and Swiss Small Cap Invest (since 2008). She was member of the Board of Directors of Zur Rose Group AG from 2016 to 2019. Until 2018, Vanessa Frey was Vice President of Garaventa Accessibility 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. Vanessa Frey 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.

 
Jacques Sanche
Non-executive member
since 2011

Born 1965, Canadian and Swiss citizen

Dr Jacques Sanche has been CEO of Bucher Industries AG since 2016. 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 member of the management board of WMH Walter Meier Holding AG, Stäfa (since 2018 Meier Tobler AG). Between 1997 and 2004 he held various executive management positions within the WMH Walter Meier Group. From 1990 to 1997 he was an advisor at IMG, St. Gallen and the Boston Consulting Group, Munich. Jacques Sanche holds a business management degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen.
 Lars van der Haegen
Non-executive member
since 2020

Born 1968, Swiss citizen

Lars van der Haegen has been CEO of the Belimo Group and Head of the Group Executive Committee since July 2015. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Belimo: Head of Product Management Air Volume Control Europe from 2000 to 2002, Head of Product Management and Marketing at Belimo Americas from 2003 to 2006, Managing Director of Belimo Italy from 2007 to 2010 and Head of Americas and Member of the Group Executive Committee from 2011 to June 2015.
Lars van der Haegen is a Building Technology Designer who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Columbia Business School in New York and an MBA from the London Business School.

 
Stephan Widrig
Non-executive member
since 2021

Born 1972, Swiss citizen

Stephan Widrig has been CEO of the Zurich Airport AG since 2015, and was member of the Management Board from 2008 to 2014 in his functions as Chief Commercial Officer (2010-2014) and as Chief Development Officer (2008-2010). From 2005 to 2008, Stephan Widrig was Chief Financial and Commercial Officer at Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) in India and prior to that Head of Real Estate Management at Zurich Airport. He has worked for Zurich Airport AG since 1999.
Stephan Widrig holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Gallen.