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Board of Directors
- Born 1965, Canadian and Swiss citizen
Dr. Jacques Sanche has been CEO of Bucher Industries AG since 2016, having previously been its designated CEO since 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 (since 2018 Meier Tobler AG). Between 1997 and 2004 he occupied various executive management posts within the WMH Walter Meier Group (since 2018 Meier Tobler AG). 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 1968, Swiss citizen
Lars van der Haegen was appointed CEO of the Belimo Group and Head of the Group Executive Committee in 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 master’s degrees from both Columbia Business School in New York and London Business School.
- Born 1963, Swiss citizen
Dr. Heinz O. Baumgartner has been CEO since 2008 and a member of the board of directors of Schweiter Technologies since 2020. From 1996 to 2013 he was CFO of Schweiter Technologies. From 1992 to 1995 he worked as a controller at ASEA Brown Boveri Switzerland. He holds a degree in business management (specializing in accountancy) and a doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen. Heinz O. Baumgartner is member of the Board of Directors of United Grinding Group since 2018, and he was member of the Board of Directors of Zur Rose Group AG from 2017 to 2019.
- Born 1960, Swiss citizen
Beat Siegrist has been a 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. He holds a degree in engineering (dipl. Ing. ETH) and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.
- 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 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. 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 1956, Swiss citizen
Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler has been chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tecan Group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sulzer Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonova Group since 2018. From 2011 to March 2018 he was CEO of the Sonova Group. 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).