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. jur.

Committees
  • Organisation, Numeration & Remuneration
  • Investment, Merger & Acquisition
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
  • 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 Government 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 Assurances SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • JPF Holding SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Liebherr Machines Bulle SA (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • UCB Farchim Ltd (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, business administration, International Executive Program, INSEAD

Professional background
  • ALPIQ Holding AG (CFO, Member of Executive Board)
  • Gategroup (CFO, Member of Executive Board)
  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Regional CFO, Head of Business Support Center EMEA)
  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Divisional CFO, Head of Business Support Center CEMEA)
Key posts
  • Tareno (Member of the Board of Directors)

Michel Gobet – Member of the Board of Directors, Human Resources representative
member since 2010, Switzerland, 1954 lic. phil. hist.

Committees
  • Investment, Merger & Acquisition
  • ad hoc «PostBus»
Professional background
  • syndicom, media and communications trade union (Central Secretary)
  • PTT-Union (Central Secretary and Vice-Secretary General)
  • Archaeological Service of the Canton of Fribourg (Head of Archaeological Sites)
Key posts
  • UNI Global Union (Treasurer, Member of World Executive Committee, Member of European ICTS Steering Committee)
  • gdz (Member of the Board of Directors)

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

Committees
  • CommittInvestment, Merger & Acquisition (Chair)
  • ad hoc «PostBus» (Chair)ees
Professional background

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
  • Interpharma (President of the Board)

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

Committees
  • Audit, Risk & Compliance
  • Organisation, Numeration & Remuneration
Professional background
  • Swisspower Ltd (CEO)
  • Swiss Post (Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility)
  • Mediapolis AG (Co-Owner & Partner)
Key posts
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Nordur Power SNG Ltd
  • oikos Advisory Board

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

EY Switzerland:

  • People Partner, Member of the Management Committee of Assurance Switzerland
  • Partner / Head of the Public Sector market area
  • Public accountant
Key posts
  • Energie Oberkirch AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Geberit Ltd, Rapperswil-Jona (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Mobimo Holding Ltd, Lucerne (Member of the Board of Directors)

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

Professional background
  • Wolters Kluwer (Managing Director Legal & Regulatory division)
  • Lexisnexis Group (CEO Intelligence Solutions & Analytics & Business Information Solutions)
  • Altran Technologies (Managing Director Consultancy, Europe, Asia)
  • Heerema Group (Business Development Manager)
  • BAM Group (Chief Legal Officer)
  • Kernkamp Advocaten (Attorney at Law)
Key posts
  • Swiss Data Alliance (Expert Committee)
  • Coöperatie VGZ (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Janssen de Jong (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Wenk AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Sanoma Corporation (Non-executive Director)

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

Committees
  • Organisation, Numeration & 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
  • ZFV companies (Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Member of the Human Resources Committee)
  • Energie 360° AG (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Metron AG (Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors)
  • Institute of Supply Chain Management, University of St. Gallen (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • School of Management and Law, ZHAW (Member of the Advisory Board)

Philippe Milliet – Member of the Board of Directors (Vice-Chairman)
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 Ltd (Head of Health Division, Member of the Corporate Executive Committee)
  • Unicible (CEO)
  • Galenica Ltd (responsible for distribution centers, responsible for operations and CEO of Galexis Ltd)
  • Pharmatic Ltd (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

none

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

Professional background
  • Alpiq Holding AG (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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