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Martin Wipfli, Chairman of the Board of Directors (since April 23, 2008), Swiss, 1963

Current activity
Since 1998 Managing Partner Baryon AG, Zurich

Study of law at University of Berne (lic. iur.)
Admitted to practice law in the Canton of Uri

1990 to 1995  Tax consultant ATAG Ernst & Young AG, Zurich
1995 to 1997  Head of tax department Bank Leu AG, Zurich
1997 to 1998  Partner Tax Partner AG, Zurich

Walter Häusermann, Member, Swiss, 1965

Current activity
Since 2010 President and Delegate FJD Feine Juwelen Distributions AG, Schaffhausen

Studies at London School of Economics (MSc Finance and Accounting) and at University of Berne (lic. phil. hist.)

1991 to 1994  Activities in investment banking Credit Suisse
1994 to 1997  Corporate Treasury/Head of Financial Controlling
                     The Swatch Group Ltd, Biel
1997 to 2000  Finance and Operations Manager Calvin Klein watch brand
2000 to 2002  Finance Director Expo.02
2003 to 2010  Self-employed management consultant

Rudolf W. Weber, Member, Swiss, 1950

Current activity
Since 2011 Self-employed management consultant

Studies at ETH Zurich (dipl. Ing. ETH), studies at University St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG)

1986 to 1996  Member of the executive management ELCO Looser
                     Holding AG, Zurich
1996 to 2001  General Manager Hoval Heiztechnik, Feldmeilen/Vaduz
2002 to 2006  CEO Sauter AG, Basel
2006 to 2011  CEO Kaba Group, Rümlang

Peter Hotz, Member, Swiss, 1954

Current activity
Since 2016 Self-employed management consultant

Apprenticeship as electronic engineer
Diploma Business Management SIU

1981 to 1984  Production Manager Melcher AG, Uster (Power-One)
1984 to 1988  Sales Manager Litton Industries CH
1988 to 2016  Founder and CEO Trenew Electronic AG, Rüti/Wetzikon


Fred Ruegg, Member, Swiss, 1954

Degree in economics and business administration, Zurich, Switzerland 

1981 to 1985   Head of Controlling and of the IT Department Sulzer Inc.,
                      New York, USA
1986 to 2013   President Elma Americas, Fremont, USA
Since 9/2013   CEO Elma Group

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