Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Name (year of birth)PositionCommitteesTerm
Ends
First
Election
Dr Christoph Franz (1960)ChairmanC, D*, E20172011

André Hoffmann (1958)

(representative of the shareholder group with pooled voting rights)

Vice-ChairmanA, C*, D, E20171996

Dr Andreas Oeri (1949)

(representative of the shareholder group with pooled voting rights)

A*, E20171996
Prof. Dr Pius Baschera (1950)A, E20172007
Prof. Sir John Irving Bell (1952)B, E20172001
Julie Brown (1962)B*, E20172016
Paul Bulcke (1954)B, E20172011
Prof. Dr Richard P. Lifton (1953)C, E20172015
Bernard Poussot (1952)C, E20172015
Dr Severin Schwan (1967)20172013
Dr Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff (1967)A, B, E20172016
Peter R. Voser (1958)C, E20172011

Former Members of the Board of Directors

Secretary to the Board of Directors
Dr Gottlieb A. Keller (1954)
Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr h.c. Fritz Gerber (1929)

A - Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee
B - Audit Committee
C - Remuneration Committee
D - Presidium/Nomination Committee
E - Non-Executive Member
* Committee Chairman

Last Update: 2 March 2016

About the Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting elects the members of the Board of Directors on a yearly basis elections in which each nominee is voted on separately.

The majority of seats on the Board of Directors are held by independent directors. The independence definition is based on the definition in the Swiss Code of best practice for Corporate Governance.