Swiss Post Board of Directors
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The Board of Directors is responsible for implementing the strategic goals, for submitting reports to the Federal Council on their attainment and for providing the latter with the information it needs for verification purposes. The Board of Directors is also governed by the rights and duties set out in the provisions of the Swiss Code of Obligations on the subject of corporate law. 

Members do not have any business relationships with Swiss Post or its subsidiaries, nor have they been involved in an executive capacity in Swiss Post Group in the past four years. In accordance with the Postal Services Organization Act, employees have the right to appropriate representation on the Board of Directors.

Urs Schwaller – Chairman of the Board of Directors
member since 2016, Switzerland, 1952
Dr iur., lawyer

Committees
  • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • ad hoc “PostBus”
Professional background
  • Self-employed lawyer
  • Council of Europe (permanent member)
  • Council of States for the Canton of Fribourg (President of CVP / EVP)
  • Cantonal Council of Fribourg (State Councillor – Director of Internal Affairs and of Finance)
  • Senior Civil Servant of the Sense District
  • Director of the Cantonal Police Department
  • Member of various federal commissions and foundations
Key posts
  • Groupe Mutuel Holding SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • JPF Holding S.A. (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A. (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • UCB Farchim SA (Member of the Board of Directors)

Thomas Bucher – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2019, Switzerland, 1966
lic. oec. University of St. Gallen

Committees
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
Professional background
  • ALPIQ Holding Ltd (CFO, Member of Executive Board)
  • Gategroup (CFO, Member of Executive Management Board)
  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Regional CFO, Head of Business Support Center EMEA and Divisional CFO, Head of Business Support Center CEMEA)
Key posts
  • ALPIQ Holding Ltd (CFO, Member of Executive Board)
  • Tareno Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)

Peter Hug – Member of the Board of Directors (Vice-Chairman, since 2018)
member since 2018, Switzerland, 1958
Dr rer. pol.

Committees
  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions (Chair)
  • ad hoc “PostBus” (Chair)
Professional background
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Head Commercial Operations EEMEA; Head of Pharma Medicines Western Europe; Head Pharma Partnering; Managing Director, Pharma, Spain; Head of Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Germany; General Manager, Pharma & Country President, Uruguay; Pharma Division Director, Roche SA, Greece)
Key posts
  • ADC Therapeutics SA (Member of the Board of Directors)

Ronny Kaufmann – Member of the Board of Directors, Human Resources representative
member since 2018, Switzerland, 1975
lic. rer. publ. University of St. Gallen

Committees
  • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration
Professional background
  • Swisspower Ltd (CEO)
  • Swiss Post (Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility)
  • Mediapolis AG für Wirtschaft und Kommunikation (Co-Owner and Partner)
Key posts
  • Swisspower Ltd (CEO)

Bernadette Koch – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2018, Switzerland, 1968
Certified public accountant, business economist, Higher School of Economics and Administration

Committees
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance (Chair)
Professional background
  • Ernst & Young AG (People Partner, Member of the Management Committee of Assurance Switzerland, Partner / Head of the Public Sector market area; Auditor)
Key posts
  • PostFinance Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Organization, Nomination & Remuneration Committee)
  • Energie Oberkirch AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Geberit AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Mobimo Holding AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • EXPERTsuisse (Member of the Professional Ethics Committee)

Denise Koopmans – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2019, Netherlands, 1962
Master of Law

Committees
  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions
Professional background
  • Wolters Kluwer (Managing Director Legal & Regulatory Division)
  • LexisNexis Business Information Solutions (CEO)
  • Altran Group (various management roles)
Key posts
  • Coöperatie VGZ (Netherlands, Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Janssen de Jong Groep (Netherlands, Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Wenk AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Sanoma Corporation (Finland, Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Swiss Data Alliance (Member of the Expert Committee)

Nadja Lang – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2014, Switzerland, 1973
Degree in business economics UAS

Committees
  • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration (Chair)
  • ad hoc “PostBus”
Professional background
  • Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland (Managing Director)
  • Fairtrade International (Chair of the Global Account Management Steering Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)
  • Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland (Commercial Director and Deputy Managing Director)
  • General Mills Europe Sarl (European Marketing Manager)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (various [management] positions in brand management and the Innovation department)
Key posts
  • Metron AG (Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors)
  • Energie 360 Grad AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Cooperative of ZFV companies (Chair of the Board of Directors)
  • Institute of Supply Chain Management, University of St. Gallen (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur (Member of the Advisory Board)

Philippe Milliet – Member of the Board of Directors (Vice-Chairman, since 2018)
member since 2010, Switzerland, 1963
Degree in pharmacy, MBA

Committees
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
Professional background
  • BOBST GROUP (Member of Group Executive Committee, Head of Business Unit Sheet-fed)
  • Galenica AG (Head of Health Division, Member of the Corporate Executive Committee)
  • Unicible (CEO)
  • Galenica AG (responsible for distribution centers, responsible for operations and CEO of Galexis AG)
  • Pharmatic AG (analyst / programmer and project manager)
  • McKinsey (associate, engagement manager)
  • Galenica Holding AG (analyst / programmer and Assistant to the Chairman of the Corporate Executive Committee)
Key posts
  • BOBST GROUP (Member of Group Executive Committee, Head of Business Unit Sheetfed)
  • Banque SYZ SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Financière SYZ SA (Member of the Board of Directors)

Roger Schoch – General Secretary
member since 2018, Switzerland, 1971
Lawyer, Executive M.B.L. HSG

Professional background
  • Alpiq Holding Ltd (General Secretary)
  • Swiss Federal Railways SBB (Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy Head of the Group Legal Service, Secretary of the Board of Directors)
Key posts
  • none

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018