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4. Group Management

4.1 Members of Group Management

Members of Emmi Group Management from left (as at the balance sheet date): Matthias Kunz, Ricarda Demarmels, Robin Barraclough, Urs Riedener (CEO), Natalie Rüedi, Thomas Morf, Kai Könecke, Marc Heim

 

Year of birth

Nationality

Education

Current function

Urs Riedener

1965

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG Stanford Executive Program

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marc Heim

1967

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Deputy CEO, Executive Vice President Switzerland

Robin Barraclough

1967

British/ Swiss

Economist

Executive Vice President Europe

Ricarda Demarmels

1979

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Chief Financial Officer

Kai Könecke  

1966

German

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Matthias Kunz

1960

Swiss

Certified Agronomics Engineer ETH MBA, Stanford Executive Program

Executive Vice President Americas

Thomas Morf

1974

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Chief Marketing Officer

Natalie Rüedi

1971

Swiss

Certified Primary School Teacher EMBA, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Chief Human Resources Officer

4.2 Professional background and other activities and interests

Urs Riedener

CEO and Chairman of Group Management since 2008

Professional background

2000 — 2008

Migros Cooperative (MGB), from 2002 Head of Marketing and Member of the Executive Board

1995 — 2000

Lindt & Sprüngli Group, both in Switzerland and abroad, various management positions, latterly National Sales Manager and Member of the Board of Management for Switzerland

1992 — 1995

Kraft Jacobs Suchard Group, various positions, latterly Group Brand Manager

 

 

Other mandates

since 2015

SMG (Swiss Management Association), Member of the Executive Committee

since 2014

Conzzeta AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2010

Promarca (Swiss branded goods association), Member of the Executive Committee

since 2007

Institute of Marketing at the University of St. Gallen, Member of the Executive Committee

Marc Heim

Executive Vice President Switzerland and Deputy CEO since 2017, Member of Group Management since 2009

Professional background

2014 — 2016

Emmi Group, Executive Vice President Europe

2009 — 2013

Emmi Group, Head of Sales

2004 — 2009

Halter Bonbons AG, Managing Director

1999 — 2004

Kambly AG, various management roles

1992 — 1999

Effems AG (now Mars Schweiz AG), various positions

Robin Barraclough

Executive Vice President Europe since 2017, Member of Group Management since 2009

Professional background

2014 — 2016

Emmi Group, Chief Marketing Officer

2009 — 2014

Emmi Group, Head of Marketing

2008

Kraft Foods, in charge of the coffee business in German-speaking Europe

1991 — 2007

Mars Incorporated, various managerial marketing roles at national and international level, latterly Senior Member of the Marketing Leadership Team at the European Masterfoods headquarters in Bremen (Germany)

Ricarda Demarmels

CFO and Member of Group Management since 2019

Professional background

2015 — 2019

ORIOR Group, Chief Financial Officer

2009 — 2014

Capvis Equity Partners, various positions, most recently as Investment Director

2005 — 2009

Oliver Wyman Financial Services, Project Manager

2002 — 2003

Swiss National Bank, Research Assistant

 

 

Other mandates

since 2018

Sensirion, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee

Kai Könecke

Chief Supply Chain Officer and Member of Group Management since 2017

Professional background

2012 — 2016

Unilever Germany-Austria-Switzerland, Managing Director Supply Chain G-A-S

2011 — 2012

Amazon, General Manager, Fulfillment Center Rheinberg (Germany)

2006 — 2011

Mars (Effems) Germany, Plant Director of the facility in Viersen (Germany)

1993 — 2006

Mars (Effems) Germany, various roles in Supply Chain, including Head of Logistics Germany and Head of Development of Supply Chain Management Europe

Matthias Kunz

Executive Vice President Americas since 2014, Member of Group Management since 2002

Professional background

2009 — 2013

Emmi Group, Head of International Division

2002 — 2009

Emmi Group, Head of International Cheese Division

1999 — 2002

Swiss Dairy Food, Member of Group Management

1997 — 1999

Toni International AG, Managing Director

Thomas Morf

Chief Marketing Officer and Member of Group Management since 2017

Professional background

2012 — 2017

Danone Johannesburg, latterly Managing Director of the Mayo Dairy business unit

2010 — 2012

Danone Paris, Global Marketing Director Innovations

2007 — 2010

Danone Munich, various executive marketing roles

2000 — 2007

Procter & Gamble, Belgium, various executive marketing roles

Natalie Rüedi

Chief Human Resources Officer since 2014, Member of Group Management since 2011

Professional background

2009 — 2013

Emmi Group, Head of Human Resources, Member of extended Group Management until 2010

2004 — 2009

Emmi Group, responsible for developing and heading up staff development

2000 — 2004

Emmi Group, Human Resources Specialist

1992 — 2000

Teacher and headmistress at a primary school

Members of the extended Group Management

Othmar Dubach

Head of Cheese and Dairy Products Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of the extended Group Management since 2014

Professional background

1993 — 2013

Emmi Group, Head of the Cheese Division

1992 — 1993

Emmi Group, Head of Marketing

1983 — 1991

Central Switzerland Milk Association, various roles

Markus Willimann

Head of Industrial Business Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of the extended Group Management since 2014

Professional background

seit 2004

Emmi Group, Head of Industrial Business and responsible for development coordination and agricultural policy

1998 — 2004

Emmi Group, Member of Group Management with responsibility for the Dairy Products Division

1990 — 1998

UFAG AG, Division Head, Member of the Executive Board

1987 — 1990

Jacobs Suchard AG, latterly Senior Project Manager Research & Development 

1982 — 1987

Testing station, Schweizerische Brauereien, research assistant and doctoral student

 

 

Other mandates

since 2011

Advisory Committee for Agriculture and the Agriculture Research Council of the Swiss Confederation, Member

since 2009

Swiss Milk Sector Organisation (BOM), Vice president

since 2007

Federal Agriculture Research Council, Member

since 2004

Swiss Dairy Industry Association (VMI), Chairman

since 2004

Federation of Swiss Food Industries (fial), Member of the Board

since 1998

Swiss Butter Sector Organisation (BOB), Member

4.3 Permitted number of activities

The members of Group Management may hold a maximum of two mandates in listed and ten mandates in non-listed legal entities.

4.4 Management contracts

No management contracts exist.