Swiss Post Board of Directors

Anchor Navigation

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

Christian Levrat – Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since 2021

CH, *1970, Degree in Law, Masters in Political Science

Committees

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

Professional background

  • Council of States (Fribourg, SP, 2012–2021), Member and Chair of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Taxes, Member and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Member of the Committee for Legal Affairs, Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member and Chair of the Swiss Delegation at the French-speaking Parliamentary Assembly, Chair of the Committee for Education, Culture and Communication, Chair of the Parliamentary Network for the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • President of the Swiss Social Democratic Party (2008–2020)
  • National Councillor (Fribourg 2003–2012), Member of the Committee for Transportation and Telecommunications, Member of the Finance Committee
  • Communications Union, (General Secretary and Chair 2000–2008)
  • Swiss Refugee Council (SRC), Head of the Legal Service, Member of the Executive Board (1997–2000)

Key posts

  • Swiss Labour Assistance (SLA) Fribourg (Member of the Committee)
  • Municipality of Vuadens (Member of the General Council)
  • Forum Helveticum (Member of the Executive Committee)

Thomas Bucher – Member of the Board of Directors
Since 2019

CH, *1966, lic. oec. University of St. Gallen

Committees

  • Audit, Risk & Compliance

Professional background

  • Archroma Management GmbH, CFO, Member of the Executive Committee (since 2021)
  • Alpiq Holding Ltd, CFO, Member of the Executive Board (2015–2021)
  • Gategroup, CFO, Member of the Executive Board (2008–2014)
  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Regional CFO, Head of Business Support Center EMEA and Divisional CFO, Head of Business Support Center CEMEA (1992–2008)

Key posts

  • Tareno Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors

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

CH, *1975, lic. rer. publ. University of St. Gallen

Committees

  • Organization, Nomination & Remuneration 

Professional background

  • Swisspower AG, CEO (since 2014)
  • Swiss Post, Head of Public Affairs & CSR (2006–2014)
  • Mediapolis AG für Wirtschaft und Kommunikation, Co-owner and Partner (2003–2006)

Key posts

  • none

Bernadette Koch – Member of the Board of Directors, (Vice-chair, since 2022)
Since 2018

CH, *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 (1993–2018)

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
Since 2019

NL, *1962, Master of Law

Committees

  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions (Chair)

Professional background

  • WoIters Kluwer, Managing Director Legal & Regulatory Division (2011–2015)
  • LexisNexis Business Information Solutions, CEO (2007–2011)
  • Altran Group, various management roles (2000–2007)

Key posts

  • Royal BAM Group NV (Netherlands), Member of the Board of Directors
  • Sanoma Corporation (Finland), 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
  • Cicor Technologies AG, Member of the Board of Directors

Nadja Lang – Member of the Board of Directors
Since 2014

CH, *1973, Certified business economist UAS

Committees

  • Organization, Nomination & Remuneration (Chair)

Professional background

  • Cooperative of ZFV companies, CEO (since 2021)
  • Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland, Managing Director (2012–2017)
  • Fairtrade International, Chair of the Global Account Management Steering Committee, Member of the Finance Committee (2010–2014)
  • Max Havelaar Foundation Switzerland, Commercial Director and Deputy Managing Director (2005–2011)
  • General Mills Europe Sarl, European Marketing Manager (2003–2005)
  • The Coca-Cola Company, various (management) positions in brand management and the Innovation department (1999–2003)

Key posts

  • Cooperative of ZFV Companies, Delegate 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

Corrado Pardini – Board of Directors, Human Resources representative
Since 2020

CH/IT, *1965, National Councillor, degree in NPO Management, University of Fribourg

Committees

  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional background

  • pardini Consulting gmbh, Self-Employed Management Consultant (since 2020)
  • Labour Court of the Canton of Bern, specialist judge (since 2000)
  • National Council: Committee for Economic Affairs and Taxes (CEAT), Committee for Legal Affairs (CLAG), Committee for Science, Education and Culture (CSEC) (2011–2019)
  • Swiss Trade Union Federation (SGB), Member of the Presidential Committee (2014–2020)
  • Unia, Member of the Management Board and Head of Industry Sector (National Head of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry, Regional Secretary for Biel-Seeland, Canton of Solothurn) (1997–2020)
  • Foundation Board of the pension funds for the carpentry industry (2005–2016)
  • Member of the Cantonal Parliament, Canton of Bern (2002–2011)

Key posts

  • Tripartite Commission of the Confederation for matters arising from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Member of the Extraparliamentary Committee of the Swiss Confederation
  • Suva Council, Member
  • Volkshaus AG Bern, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Freienhof Thun AG, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Employment Market Inspectorate Bern, Chair of the Board
  • Trade Union Federation for the Canton of Bern, Chair of the Executive Board
  • Swiss Trade Union Federation, Advisor
  • Unia Central Secretariat, Advisor
  • syndicom Central Secretariat, Advisor, Chair

Dirk Reich – Board of Directors
Since 2021

DE/CH, *1963, qualified business economist, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Committees

  • Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional background

  • Cargolux Airlines International S.A. (Luxembourg), President and CEO (2014–2016)
  • Kühne + Nagel International AG, Member of the Management Board (1994–2013)
  • VIAG AG, Head of Investment Controlling, Transport and Logistics (1993–1994)
  • German Cargo Services GmbH, Route Manager, America & West Africa (1986–1992)

Key posts

  • Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (DFDS) A.S., Member of the Board of Directors (Non-Executive Director)
  • InstaFreight GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • SkyCell GmbH, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Log-hub Ltd, Chair of the Board of Directors
Portrait Maria Teresa Vacalli

Maria Teresa Vacalli – Member of the Board of Directors
since 2022

CH, *1971, Master’s degree in industrial engineering, ETH Zurich

Committees

  • Audit, Risk & Compliance

Professional background

  • Bank Cler (2019–2022)
  • Basler Kantonalbank, Chief Digital Officer (2018–2019)
  • Moneyhouse AG, NZZ Mediengruppe, CEO (2016–2018)
  • Sunrise Communication AG, Executive Director, Wholesale (2013–2016), Director in various departments (2008–2013)
  • Cablecom GmbH, Director (2002–2008)
  • GCI Consulting, Manager & Head of Business Process Design (2001–2002)
  • Ernst & Young, Center of eBusiness Innovation (CBI), Manager (2001)
  • Seavantage AG, Partner, Co-founder and Owner (2000–2001)
  • PwC, Manager (1998–2000)

Key posts

  • Burkhardt Compression Holding AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Kontivia AG (Member of the Advisory Board)
  • Gfm Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Marketing (Member of the Foundation Board)
  • ETH juniors (Member of the Advisory Board)

Roger Schoch – General Secretary
Since 2018

CH, *1971, Lawyer, Executive M.B.L.-HSG

Professional background

  • Alpiq Holding Ltd, General Secretary of the Board of Directors (2013–2018)
  • Swiss federal railways SFR Ltd, Secretary to the Board of Directors/Vice General Counsel (2003–2012); Secretary to the Board of Directors/Chief Compliance Officer (2012–2013)

Key posts

  • none

Rich Content Section

Swiss Post Executive Management

Find out more

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020