The Board of Directors is an experienced team with a proven track record in various industries.

The Board of Directors consists of five members. Biographical details and information on other activities and commitments of the individual members of the Board of Directors are given below.

Ton Büchner (1965)

Position

Independent Board Member since 2020

Education

Master of Business Administration, IMD Business School, Switzerland
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professional background

2012 – 2017
Chairman of the Executive Management and CEO, AkzoNobel, NV, The Netherlands
2007 – 2011
CEO, Sulzer AG, Switzerland
2000 – 2002
President, Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, Switzerland
1994 – 2000
Various management positions, Sulzer AG, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Strategy and Sustainability Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Prime Site AG, Switzerland
  • Advisor, Ammega, Switzerland

Dr. Stephan Bross (1962)

Position

Indeptendent Board Member since 2014

Education

Engineering degree, University of Braunschweig, Germany

Professional background

Since 2018
Executive Management Member (CTO), KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Germany
Since 2017
Executive Management Member, Technology, KSB AG, Germany
2014 – 2017
Senior Vice President, Pumps, KSB AG, Germany
2007 – 2013
Senior Vice President, Service, KSB AG, Germany
2002 – 2007
Head Product Management and Development Engineered Pumps, KSB AG, Germany
1997 – 2001
Head Development and Services Fluid Flow Technical Systems, KSB AG, Germany
1996 – 1997
Head of Fluid Mechanics Research, KSB AG, Germany
1993 – 1996
R&D Engineer, KSB AG, Germany

Duties and responsibilities

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Urs Leinhäuser (1959)

Position

Independent Board Member since 2007

Education

Degree in Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland
IMD Lausanne (SSE), Switzerland

Professional background

Since 2016
Managing Partner ADULCO GmbH, Switzerland
2014 – 2016
Self-employed, Switzerland
2011 – 2014
CFO and Deputy CEO, Member of Executive Management, Autoneum Holding AG, Switzerland
2003 – 2011
CFO and Head Corporate Center, Member of Group Executive Committee, Rieter Holding AG, Switzerland
1999 – 2003
CFO, Member of Group Executive Committee, Mövenpick Holding, Switzerland
1997 – 1999
CFO, Piping Systems Division, Georg Fischer AG, Switzerland
1995 – 1997
Head of Corporate Controlling, Georg Fischer AG, Switzerland
1988 – 1994
Group Controller, Cerberus AG, Switzerland
1986 – 1988
Deputy Head, Tax Consultancy Department, Refidar Moore Stephens, Switzerland
1983 – 1986
Tax Inspector, Cantonal Tax Department SH, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Avesco AG, Switzerland
  • Board Member, Ammann Group Holding AG, Switzerland
  • Board Member, Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG, Liechtenstein
  • Board Member, VAT Group AG, Switzerland
  • Board Member, PENSADOR Partner AG, Switzerland

David Dean (1959)

Position

Independent Board Member since 2019

Education

Swiss Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling, Switzerland
Swiss Certified Accountant, Switzerland
Completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and at the IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional background

Since 2019
Self-employed, Switzerland
2004 – 2019
CEO, Bossard Group, Switzerland
1998 – 2004
CFO, Bossard Group, Switzerland
1993 – 1998
Deputy CFO and Corporate Controller, Bossard Group, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Board Member, Bossard Group, Switzerland
  • Board Member, Komax Group, Switzerland
  • Board Member, Brugg Group, Switzerland
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Haag-Streit-Group (Division of Metall Zug Group), Switzerland

Dr. Monika Krüsi (1962)

Position

Independent Board Member since 2012

Education

Ph.D. in Business Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
MBA, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Professional background

Since 2003
Partner, MKP Consulting AG, Switzerland
2001 – 2003
Partner, Venture Incubator Partners AG, Switzerland
1991 – 2001
Associated Partner, McKinsey & Co., Inc., Switzerland
1986 – 1990
Credit Suisse, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Strategy and Sustainability Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Repower AG, Switzerland
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Oskar Ruegg AG, Switzerland
  • Board Member, 360°, Switzerland
  • Board Member, Otto Suhner AG, Switzerland
  • Board Member, BGRB Holding AG, Switzerland

Mariateresa Vacalli (1971)

Position

Independent Board Member since July 1st, 2022

Education

Diploma in Industrial Management and Manufacturing, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Professional background

2019 – 2022
Chairwoman of the Executive Board and Head of the Executive Committee, Bank Cler AG, Switzerland
2018 – 2019
Head of Digital Market Services & Member of the Executive Committee, Basler Kantonalbank, Switzerland
2016 – 2018
CEO, Moneyhouse AG, NZZ Mediengruppe, Switzerland
2013 – 2016
Sunrise Communication AG, Switzerland
2008 – 2013
Executive Director Wholesale, Switzerland
2002 – 2008
Director, Cablecom, Switzerland
2002
Manager GCI Management, Switzerland
2001
Manager, Ernst & Young, Center for Business Innovation (CBI), Switzerland
2000 – 2001
Partner & Owner, Seavantage, Switzerland
1998 – 2000
Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Switzerland

Duties and responsibilities

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Other activities and commitments

  • Board Member, Swiss Post, Switzerland