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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.

Members

Urs Schwaller. Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Urs Schwaller – Chairman of the Board of Directors
member since 2016

1952, Dr iur., lawyer

Committees

  • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

Thomas Bucher – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2019

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

  • Tareno Ltd (Member of the Board of Directors)
Ronny Kaufmann. Member of the Board of Directors, Human Resources representative.

Ronny Kaufmann – Member of the Board of Directors, Human Resources representative
member since 2018

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

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.

Denise Koopmans – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2019

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

  • Royal BAM Group NV (Netherlands, Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Sanoma Corporation (Finnland, Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Netherlands, lay judge/expert)
  • Swiss Data Alliance (Member of the Expert Committee)
Nadja Lang. Member of the Board of Directors.

Nadja Lang – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2014

1973, Degree in business economics UAS

Committees

  • Organisation, Nomination & Remuneration (Chair)

Professional background

  • Cooperative of ZFV companies (CEO)
  • 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

  • Cooperative of ZFV companies (CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors)
  • Zurich University Winterthur (ZHAW), School of Management and Law (Member of the International Advisory Board)
  • Pax Holding (Cooperative; Member of the Board of Directors)
Philippe Milliet. Member of the Board of Directors (Vice-Chairman, since 2018).

Philippe Milliet – Member of the Board of Directors (Vice-Chairman, since 2018)
member since 2010

1963, Degree in pharmacy, MBA

Committees

  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions (Chair)

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

  • Perrin Holding SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Financière SYZ SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Cendres+Métaux Holding SA (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Conseil consultatif des Jurassiens de l’extérieur du canton (CCJE, Member of the Advisory Board)
  • Banque Cantonale du Jura (Member of the Board of Directors)
Corrado Pardini. Board of Directors.

Corrado Pardini – Member of the Board of Directors, Human Resources representative
member since 2020

1965, Former member of the National Council, Diploma in NPO Management, University of Fribourg

Committees

  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional background

  • Member of the National Council
  • Committee for Economic Affairs and Taxes (CEAT), National Council
  • Committee for Legal Affairs (CLAG), National Council
  • Committee for Science, Education and Culture (CSEC), National Council
  • Member of the Presidential Committee at the Swiss Trade Union Federation
  • Member of the Unia Management Board and Head of Industry Sector
  • Specialist judge in the labour court in the Canton of Berne
  • Member of the Cantonal Parliament, Canton of Berne
  • National Head of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry, Unia
  • Foundation Board of the pension funds for the carpentry industry
  • Regional Secretary, Unia Biel-Seeland, Canton of Solothurn

Key posts

  • Volkshaus AG Bern (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Freienhof Thun AG (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Employment Market Inspectorate Bern (Chairman of the Board)
  • Trade Union Federation for the Canton of Bern (Chairman of Executive Board)
  • SP Regional federation Biel-Seeland (Chairman of the Board)
  • CEC execution Competence Center, Bern (Chairman of the Board)
  • Swiss Trade Union Federation (Advisor)
  • Unia Central Secretariat (Advisor)
  • Syndicom Central Secretariat (Advisor, Chairman)
  • Suva Council (Member)
  • Tripartite Commission for matters arising from the International Labour Organization (ILO, member of the Advisory Board)

Dirk Reich – Member of the Board of Directors
member since 2021

1963, Master of Science in Business Administration, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Committees

  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional background

  • CARGOLUX AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL (President and CEO)
  • Kühne + Nagel (EVP and Member of the Management Board)
  • VIAG (Manager Controlling)
  • LUFTHANSA CARGO (Route Manager Americas and Westafrica, German Cargo Services)

Key posts

  • Imperial Logistics (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Prima Frio Group SL (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • DFDS (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • InstaFreight (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • SkyCell (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Log-Hub (Member of the Board of Directors)
Roger Schoch. General Secretary.

Roger Schoch – General Secretary
member since 2018

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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