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Denise Koopmans and Thomas Bucher appointed to Swiss Post’s Board of Directors

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Swiss Post, held on 2 July 2019, appointed Denise Koopmans and Thomas Bucher as members of the Swiss Post Board of Directors. They replace Marco Durrer and Myriam Meyer, who did not stand for reappointment this spring. Denise Koopmans possesses extensive experience in the fields of IT technology and digitization, while Thomas Bucher brings his expertise in finance and accounting to the Board of Directors.

Marco Durrer and Myriam Meyer did not stand for reappointment at Swiss Post’s Ordinary General Meeting in April 2019. Following the appointment of Denise Koopmans and Thomas Bucher, Swiss Post’s Board of Directors is now at full strength again. The two new members of the Swiss Post Board of Directors are both highly regarded business leaders who possess substantial expertise in the fields of IT and law as well as economics and finance and have an excellent network of contacts internationally:

Denise Koopmans, born in 1962, has broad-based, international operative experience in digitization and in developing business models. As CEO, she has worked in various business areas and countries, including at Wolters Kluwer, Lexisnexis Group und Altran Technologies. Denise Koopmans is an experienced member of the Board of Directors with mandates in Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She has been a member of the Swiss Data Alliance’s Expert Committee since 2017. She holds a Master’s degree in law from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a postgraduate degree from Harvard Business School. An IDP-certified director at INSEAD, Denise Koopmans is a Dutch citizen and lives in Erlenbach in Canton Zurich. She speaks Dutch, German, French, English, Italian and Spanish.

Thomas Bucher, born in 1966, studied economics at the University of St. Gallen and graduated from the International Executive Program INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. Thomas Bucher has been CFO and a member of Alpiq AG’s Executive Board since 2015. He was Group CFO and Executive Board member of Gategroup AG from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that he held various positions from 1992 to 2008 at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Switzerland and South Africa. Thomas Bucher is 53 years old and a Swiss citizen. He lives in Feusisberg, Canton Schwyz, and speaks German, English and French. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tareno AG since 2011. He has gained extensive international experience of finance in various industries. 

Information: Jacqueline Bühlmann, Swiss Post Media Unit, 058 341 37 80, presse@swisspost.ch

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