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Roberto Cirillo appointed new Swiss Post CEO

Communication dated 22.11.2018

Swiss Post Ltd’s Board of Directors appointed Roberto Cirillo as the new CEO of Swiss Post on 20 November 2018. He will take up his position in April 2019, succeeding Ulrich Hurni who took over the management of Swiss Post on an interim basis in June 2018. Cirillo, from Ticino, possesses extensive experience at large corporations undergoing transformation. The Board of Directors therefore firmly believes that Cirillo is the ideal person to successfully lead Swiss Post into the future. It would like to thank Ulrich Hurni for managing the Group on an interim basis.

Ulrich Hurni, Head of PostMail, took the helm at Executive Management on a temporary basis after the departure of Susanne Ruoff as CEO of Swiss Post in June 2018. The Board of Directors began the process of recruiting the new CEO in June. The appointment of Roberto Cirillo on 20 November means the Board of Directors has completed this selection process in 2018 as planned. “Roberto Cirillo possesses many years of management experience at various large and medium-sized companies which he has led through transformation processes, while always maintaining ties with Switzerland,” says Urs Schwaller, the Chairman of the Board of Directors. “I therefore firmly believe that he will successfully lead Swiss Post into the future,” adds the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Urs Schwaller wishes to express his gratitude to Ueli Hurni for his efforts thus far on behalf of the staff and Swiss Post during this challenging time. “Ueli Hurni has provided Swiss Post with a steady, competent hand as CEO, giving staff a sense of stability and continuity during this period. I have no doubt that he will ensure a smooth transition up until the 2019 General Meeting and support Roberto Cirillo.”

Roberto Cirillo, born in 1971, is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Croda International Plc, a British speciality chemicals manufacturer. Cirillo, who holds an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) spent four years as CEO of the Optegra hospital group, which operates on the international market, and eight years as a Member of Executive Management at Sodexo SA, most recently as CEO of its operations in France. He began his career in Zurich at McKinsey & Company. Roberto Cirillo was born in Zurich and grew up in Ticino. He holds Swiss and Italian citizenship and is married. He speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish and English fluently. “As a native of Ticino, I have had the opportunity to obtain international management experience. I am now really looking forward to developing and shaping – together with the staff – a piece of Switzerland’s identity,” says Cirillo.

Contact:

Léa Wertheimer, Head of Swiss Post Media Unit, 058 341 08 84, presse@swisspost.ch